Here is another stunner pieced and appliquéd by Georgia. The piecing inspired much of my quilting.
I recently finished a lovely quilt pieced by Sandy. I believe she said the pattern was by Pam Bono.It’s is quite large–about 88 x 110. It was hard to get it all in one photo. I think it is striking!I did straight line quilting in the small pieced blocks. It gives it a chevron look.Swirly “wind” quilting behind the geese seemed a good choice.The fact that there are pieced geese along with flying geese blocks was not lost on me. Quite clever!
Sandy said this is for her brother. What a beautiful bed quilt it will make.
My watercolor brushes have been dry lately, but I have been quilting. I don’t much like to follow quilt patterns. I feel like I should be more original. Must be the artist in me. I designed this lap quilt (58″ x 70″) as a wedding gift for Natalie who is getting married tomorrow. It’s a simple design with large (12″ x 14″) blocks. It was well received at her bridal shower this past week. Her requested colors were navy, mustard and blush. I was able to find a fat quarter bundle online: “Athena” by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics. It fit perfectly into this color scheme.
Since it was a wedding gift I quilted it with my all-over Curly Hearts pattern.
Is it possible to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear? So what makes an ugly quilt? Ugly fabric? Poor piecing? Doesn’t lie flat and is crooked? Yes, this one had it all. I saw no reason to go to the trouble of making it into a quilt. Not worth it.
I’m guessing the fabrics are from the 70’s. At least there’s no double knit!I wasn’t going to do anything with it. But then I had to consider that it was hand pieced by my sister-in-law’s grandmother. It has sentimental value. So I decided to finish it, add some wide borders (fabric I found in my stash) and make it into a bed quilt for my brother and his wife. It’s not so bad. Tops always look better with quilting.
Here a couple of quilts I finished in the past week. This first is from Wanda. It was so large, I couldn’t even get it all in the picture. How long did this beauty take to piece?! I don’t think I would have the patience to finish this. Good thing I just do the quilting.
I used some circle templates to get the nice curves.The feathers and pebbles are all done free-hand. That’s the part I like best.I put feathers in the borders also.This quilt actually took quite a while to finish, but I am happy with the results.Purple lovers enjoy!