Saturday, January 25, 2020

solids on prints: classics: churn dash, shoo-fly, framed nine-patch

Churn dash, 2015
Churn dash, detail, block finishes 9 inches
Shoofly, 2016
Shoofly, block finishes 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches
Framed Nine-patch, 2016
Framed Nine-patch detail, block finishes 7 1/2 inches
I group these three early in the series quilts as Classic blocks. Churn dash was the second and Shoofly the third. Framed Nine-patch was a few later.
Shoofly is not made in the traditional way, rather with a float method using flipped corners.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

patience corner sampler, quilt completed

Patience Corner Sampler, 2020
Tememcula Quilts had a sew-a-long in 2018:
Her delightful quilt lead to this one. I followed along for a few blocks then started making whatever came to mind. The little blocks finish at 4 inches.

I explain my patience corner set here:
I plan to hang it in my sewing nook once I can convince anyone to climb a ladder.

Monday, January 20, 2020

solids on prints: stars: friendship star, evening star

Star, 2018
Star, detail, block finishes 9 inches
Evening Star, 2019
Evening Star, detail, block finishes 12 inches
I kept the centers of these stars open to have a lighter feel to the blocks.
We don't see many stars in the city, something I miss from growing up on the farm.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

solids on prints: objects: ship, barn, basket

...and All Ships at Sea, 2016
...and All Ships at Sea, detail, block finishes 12 inches
Barn, 2019
Barn, detail, block finishes 8 by 6 inches
Basket, 2019
Basket, detail, block finishes 8 inches
Seth helped me figure out a good space to photograph my finished quilts. This will be an ongoing project. I am grouping by how I organize them in my head.

This first batch is of objects and starts with ...and All Ships at Sea, the first quilt in this series. It was made along with the delightful cspoonquilts sew-a-long based on a vintage quilt that Barbara Brackman posted.

Second is Barn, designed to commemorate the barns on our farm.

Basket celebrates my mother's flower and vegetable gardens and orchards.