Changing quilts – Spring 2017

May 8, 2017 in QUILTING

It’s spring and time to switch out the quilts I have on display.

Here is my quilt “Waterfall’ that I made from lovely batiks back in 2011. It is 81″ x 97” – which is a big quilt for me.

Waterfall

This is one of my favorite quilts. First because it bright and bold and second because it is an easy quilt to make. I called this ‘Grid’ and ended up finishing at 67″ square. Wonder why I haven’t made another color version? Yet.

Grid

Have a great day.

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Tis the season

December 13, 2016 in QUILTING

Oh, I seem to be able to pull together fabrics for a quilt so why am I so bad when it comes to decorating my home for the holidays. The quilt now on display is ‘Winter Solstice’ hanging over my buffet has a lighted artificial garland and some holiday decorations. Makes my home look a little more festive.

Winter Solstice

The background is mostly made with 2″ finished four patches and squares. I am not sure WHY I decided that they needed to be so small. They add some texture but you almost have to have your nose against the quilt to see all of the different fabrics.

Happy Holiday !

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changing quilts – fall 2016

September 26, 2016 in QUILTING

With Fall approaching it seems like a good time to switch out a couple of my quilts.

Here is my quilt ‘Bird of Paradise’ that I made in 2008. Geez, doesn’t seem that it was THAT long ago. My nickname for the quilt was ‘When Margaret met Carol’. Inspired by Margaret Miller’s ‘Strips that Sizzle’ book and a paper pieced block by Carol Doaks. Doesn’t the border and binding blend nicely with my purple walls?

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise 65 x 83

I also switched out my ‘Polka Dots’ quilt for ‘Red Stripes’ The quilt top was also completed in 2008. I must have been very busy that year.

Red Stripes

Red Stripes 64 x 85

I took my ‘Red Strips’ design and tweaked it a bit so that I could use some fussy cut animal fabric. The photo was taken at the 2010 Minnesota Quilt Show. Unfortunately, not a great photo but you get the idea.

Animals gone wild

Animals Gone Wild 53 x 74

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