Thursday, November 17, 2016

churn dash--quilt completed

72" by 90"
Block finishes 9"
Quilted by Sue DiVarco
The churn dash quilt made in the solids-on-prints series is quilted and bound.
This is the second quilt made with solid fabrics on wild prints. The first was the ships.
Ready to be quilted are the shoo-fly, pinwheels, and geese in flight. Being pieced now is a framed nine-patch. I have plans for more!
Back uses up some wonderful florals.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

a new grand-niece!

The quilt was made by her Grandma-Great and her Great-Aunts.

Welcome, dear Sybil, to the family!

I used the pattern County Lines by Kari Nicholes. 
It is a very well designed quilt, and I have used it several times over the years, with a variety of styles of fabrics. Every time I am so pleased.
I don't remember when I made this top--and was happy to realize it was waiting for our Sybil to come to us.
30's repro fabrics and aqua Kona cotton solid.
Measures 51 by 62 1/2 inches

Friday, November 04, 2016

madder sew-a-long at Humble Quilts, completed

Lori at Humble Quilts hosted another small quilt sew-a-long with a madder print theme.
I have maybe 2 madders prints, so instead decided to use the 2016 Pantone color(s) of the year, rose quartz and serenity. The pink is a Kona solid, I think peony. The blues are 30s repro. The colors are a bit more true in the progress photo below.

The whole thing has a 1950s vibe to it. It loses some movement of Lori's in my use of just one solid for the background, but it takes it in a different direction with the shapes having less to do with each other in blocks and gives more of an all over effect.

Measures about 24 inches square.
Machine quilted by manipulating the meandering stitch on my Bernina 1530.
Thanks, Lori, for another great sew!