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.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Lattice Class - Part Two



Three versions of Sujata's Lattice design
are now hanging in the quilt shop.

So interesting to listen to peoples' reactions.




Miss Patty spent our second class squaring 
the first half of her 100 blocks.




She's using a consistent background
and three (soon to be four) different fabrics
for her straight cut insets.

Her goal is a queen size quilt.




Miss Alice also spent her afternoon squaring blocks.

She has made 93 and her goal is also 100 blocks.

Miss Patty is squaring to 7.5" while
Miss Alice is squaring hers to 9 inches.




Those are some of Miss Alice's untrimmed blocks at the top
and the first four of Miss Jeanne's on the bottom.




Miss Geri will have a quilt 8 squares by 8 squares
when she is finished.

We all like her randomly curved lattice insets.




Miss Marie opted for this striking alternate layout.




Miss Geri, Miss Jeanne, and Miss Marie hard at work.




In the evening class,
Miss Connie is creating a table runner
using larger blocks that will square to 10" or 10.5"

Her layout will be 3 blocks wide by 10 blocks long.

Miss Denise's blocks feature contemporary prints, 
Civil War reproductions,
vintage/retro vibe fabrics,
and a lot of other uber-scrappy goodness.

Her blocks square to 7.5" and her goal 
is a layout 13 wide x 14 long.



You will definitely want to double click on the photo
to savor this scrappy Square in a Square
from Sujata's book - done Miss Connie's free-spirited way.

(she did this on her own over our holiday break)

Such an awesome book

and

such awesome students!