Monday, January 30, 2012

Etchings Love Letters - 2 More on the Wall

It's time to focus on finishing the Love Letters quilt. I'm headed toward at least 20 blocks for a king size bed. Nine down, 11 to go.




Then, up pops the quilter's disease...start something new every day syndrome. Geez, I learned not to fight it, just go with the flow. I made 12 3-D bow tie blocks in a few minutes. Three seams and you're done. Had a new baby arrive in the neighborhood and this is a quick solution to a welcome to the world gift.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Colorful Quilt Is Finished

Whew! Seems so small for such a lot of work.







Finished Projects...Ahhh, Feels Like 2012 Is Off to Good Start

Little girl's quilt bound and done. Her birthday was late September so I shouldn't be bragging but at least I finished it before she graduated high school, lol.





Remember the colorful quilt designed by Jacqueline de Jonge? It will join the finished project list very very soon. Here's a reminder.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Color and More Color

Here's a small wall hanging I'm going to use as a beginning quilting class project. A lot o' color! No snoozing in my class, lol.



And with Valentine's Day around the corner, we all need to be thinking hearts...and the color of course, red, red, red. This is a prarie point/fold and sew heart, very soft, very tactile.







I started the borders at the end of the day and pooped out. They'll wait until morning.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cheryl Phillips Exploration

Along with my favorite quilt shop owner, I'll be presenting a Cheryl Phillips class later this year so I'm creating a few samples that will demonstrate how you can take her lovely designs and go a bit off the beaten path. The first blue/green one is something I've been wanting to make ever since I visited Santorini in the Greek Islands. I wanted something that reminded me of the ocean and traditional square or triangles just didn't give me what I wanted but this low contrast circular pattern seemed to fit the bill. And for those who know me, this low contrast piece is somewhat out of my typical choice of colors/contrast. The the last one is experimenting with Cheryl Phillips at Christmas.