Sunday, October 27, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I feel so modern with my new designer fabric.
About 5 or 6 years ago I decided that I would limit myself to buying only fabric that would complete a project. Of course I cheated once in a while, but I mostly stuck to that rule. I wanted to finish all my UFO's (un-finished objects) before I would buy fabric for a new project.
As a result I have a lot of quilts done in natural colors. I met a new friend a couple of years ago who used beautiful new fabrics. I have to admit the green-eyed monster in me started to grow. I decided it was time to lift the ban and I bought new fabric. It is so much fun to quilt with new modern fabric. Below is my next project.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I made this quilt at the Quilter's Paradise Retreat at Bass Lake about 3 years ago. It is called a Gaggle of Pinwheels. It is so small but took almost the whole weekend. SO many triangles.
My friend Cindy Wiens says that a bunch of geese is called a gaggle. Thanks Cindy for that piece of trivia.
My mom and I were at the MCC quilt auction. I was announcing the quilts and bidding on the one below on the right. I kept being out-bid by someone in the rafters. When I checked out who it was, I saw my mom, grrrr! She has a lot more money than I do so I knew I was doomed. She out-bid me on the quilt, but I decided to re-create it. It turned out to be a lot cheaper this way.
Mine is on the right, hers is on the left. I finished the top, and just need to have it quilted.
I had a lot of fun making it. It is a nine patch alternating with a hour glass 3 inch blocks. The border is hand appliqued.
I asked some of my quilting friends if they wanted to do a joint project for the MCC auction and they wanted to do this one, great! (Sarcasm) So I got the fabric and passed it out to everyone. They all made some of the 9 patches and hourglass squares, this time the squares were 6 inch . My awesome friends Vicki and Deborah and I put together the borders.
This is one of the 2 we put together. This one has the lighter fabrics. The other one is almost done.
Here is the quilt with the brighter blocks.
Now they will go off to be quilted.