Sunday, February 9, 2014
At our guild mini-retreat on January 25, Bonnie taught us how to make these arrowhead blocks. Two weeks and a few hours later, I put the last stitches in the binding of this quilt! It's a world speed record for me. I'm a quilter who usually finishes one stage of quilt construction and then puts it away to percolate for a few weeks or months. This time I decided to be like my friend Barbara, who finishes what she starts and has no UFO's!
All these brown and earth done batiks and the backing came from my stash. I had to buy the brown sashing and binding fabric, but I used at least 8 yards of fabric from my stash. Not that you would notice a gap!
It's not my usual bright palette, but it's warm and rich in tone, and, best of all, it's finished!
Monday, January 27, 2014
I have made 29 blocks so far, so I guess I'm making a brown quilt! Not my usual palette, but I have a nice collection of earth tone batiks to use up and somebody I know will love a brown quilt, I'm sure!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
My sister-in-law's son got married in September and I offered to make them a quilt. They wanted a wall quilt to celebrate the wedding. Using the color scheme of the wedding and a pattern from the Janome website, I made this for them.