Thursday, May 21, 2020

Finally a First Finish!

Due to quarantine, I have finally managed to finish the quilt top that I started 4 years ago.  And it feels so good to be to this point!

56 inches square

This is my version of the Rail Fence pattern, in only 2 colors.  It truly is a cultural fusion, as I used indigos from South Africa and 1800's reproduction fabrics for the lights/whites.

Here is a closeup of one block, so you can see the fabrics better. 

Due to the narrower width (35 inches) of the indigo fabrics, I had to make smaller blocks.  Instead of the 16 inch blocks in the book, my blocks are 14 inches.

I found this pattern very easy to understand and very easy and fun to make.  Thank you for the wonderful book, Sujata!

There is more information and more photos on my blog post.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Just Checking In

I am well and self-isolating despite the fact that the governor of our state (Missouri) has done nothing to ensure that the entire state is on the same page. Thanks goodness for local officials who are. Just checking in to say everything is fine here.Lots of quilting going on, also knitting,  gardening, and reading. If I get really bored I might even clean out closets or organize my sewing room.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Flower Garden - The Quilt

The Lattice quilt top that I made earlier this year 
as a class sample has been quilted and finished.

The quilt is currently being laundered so
it can be sent tomorrow to one of my former attorneys
who is in hospice care due to an aggressive cancer.

This is the center of the quilt's scrappy backing.

Quilted with liberated free motion (unmarked) 
Baptist Fans using Glide's Mocha thread.

Bound in a medium blue stripe.

I hope Flower Garden brings him and his family comfort.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Summer Breeze - The Flimsy

double click to supersize for fabric details

Summer Breeze is now a quilt top
filled with memories of Michigan summers
and their leafy greens with blue skies/lakes.

I opted to stop at fourteen blocks
and came up with this variation 
of Sujata's Sunset layout.

39" x 39"

Now I need to think about how I want to quilt it.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Summer Breeze - An Update

One or two seams at a time,
I've managed to make a few more blocks
for Summer Breeze.

(Sunset design from Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah)

I added a few of the side setting triangles
just to see what it was going to look like.

I like it!

Now there are 13 completed blocks
with 11 more to be made.

I would rather that this become a rectangle
so it can be used as a lap quilt.

I have an idea but don't know if it will work.

One seam at a time -- time will tell.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Crazy Heart

This Heart Crazy Quilt was began a long time ago. Its a special quilt and has remained being worked on over a decade.

I knew all along that this quilt would have an additional crazy border!

I just love the Hourglass Block done in Sujata Shah's style.

Its delivered and loved.