Sunday, June 26, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Louise's version of the "DJ Quilt" pattern -- this is absolutely adorable. She added the sail boats to the solid blocks! Great adaptation.
Alice finished her "Stars over Scott" top using her large collection of 5" squares, and added to the size with additional HST. Looking forward to seeing this one quilted.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
What a difference a day makes -- if you compare the Indigo Challenge with yesterday's post, you will notice a few changes. I replaced a couple of HST with squares to continue the weave. The best way to catch mistakes or see what doesn't work, is to take a picture. The smaller version helps those little hiccups stand out. The Indigo is part of Judy's Monochromatic Challenge over at Patchwork Times, which has absolutely "stretched" me to try new things. I have continued to use only what is in my stash and design each on the design wall.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I only had enough of the first Indigo fabric to make the four blocks. Then I pulled the second 1 yard piece and made a small 1" finished border against the 2" white border and to piece the corner units.
The corner units came from a large weaving block found in "The It's Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book" by Mary Ellen Hopkins.
What started out small is now about 60" square -- I still have a little floral to make a small border, or maybe I will use more white. From the picture, I can already see I want to change a few corner unit pieces and will sew everything together, then decide on the border. The wall may stay like this for a while until I finish quilting a couple of tops.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
For those visiting for the first time -- just a tiny intro --- I have been quilting for several years, a little here and there in my early years. Now I find more time as an empty nester. Look out when I do retire one day. On my "bucket list" is a quilt pattern named for each of my nieces and nephews and maybe one day, grandchildren. I have somewhat made a start -- nothing fancy, I guess everyone needs to start somewhere. Anyone is welcome to use my patterns as I am always flattered when I see them made by someone else.
Thanks Madame Samm -- you have made my day!