Friday, March 20, 2009
I love the dimensional look of this quilt. It's all about placement. Blocks floating around one another, and I enhanced it with a design I call fireflower. Filled with spikes and swirls, it gave the quilt even more passion.
Marti made "Dancing Stars" for her son. The fabric she chose for the stars was a varigated rainbow. With one fabric she was able to make many colored stars. Alot of the fabrics had music designs or canine motifs. I chose to do a musical edge to edge pattern. My kids loved it. It makes my heart sing when they come into my studio, see a quilt, and say, "Wow mom, this one is really cool!"
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I've admired this quilt since the first time I saw the pattern in American Patchwork & Quilting. Cris composed this quilt using her sraps. 56 1/2 square triangles, and eight 2" squares in each block. That's 12o pieces of fabric in each block. Sounds intimidating when you say it like that! She placed four blocks across, and five down. I will make this quilt one day. It is officially on my list!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I wish you could see this quilt in person. Robin paper-pieced all of the flowers. I took it to the quilt shop on Saturday to give it to her daughter, and I held it up for the gals to see, and they thought the flowers were appliqued. There were so many tiny, tiny, (did I say tiny) pieces in each of the flowers.
I quilted a little background filler consisting of leaves, and swirly vines behind all of the flowers.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Last week Victoria, (bumblebeans), sent me her 9-Patch, and today I sent it back all quilted. Glad to be able to help you out Victoria.
I belong to North Coast Needlers. It is the one of largest quilting guilds in Northeast Ohio, if not the whole state. Six of us are participating in a Round Robin. This one is a little different that other ones I have participated in. We are to start with three blocks instead of a medallion or center block. One of the blocks is to be 12" finished, and the other two could be 6" finished, or 3"x 12" finished. We'll I will get them back in eight months. These are the blocks that I started off with. We will each take turns adding blocks to the others' quilt, and when the blocks are finished the owner will come up with a pleasing arrangement and sew them together.