Friday, September 30, 2011
Ta-da! My Monochromatic Challenge! I am really excited about how this flimsy has turned out. When Judy L. started her monochromatic quilt challenge at the beginning of the year, I decided to make six string/crumb blocks in each color of the month. I've posted pictures of some of these on Monday's design wall, bur here is my flimsy, with six blocks each of eight colors.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thanks to everyone who visited last week and left a comment. I was unable to leave any comments for reasons only known to super techno types, but this week I seem to be able to. I finished up a flimsy this weekend, but I am waiting to show a picture of it on Friday - it is the quilt I have been making for Judy's monochromatic challenge. I am showing basket blocks I've completed for a mystery quilt hosted by Leslie at The Crafty Unicorn Quilting . I can't wait to see how the entire quilt is going to come together! Please visit Judy at Patchwork Times for more design wall postings.
Monday, September 19, 2011
On my design floor for today are the blocks for the Quilters World mysyery quilt. I am going to set mine on point with a narrow sashing in between the blocks, and partial blocks along the outside edge. I like the partial blocks oriented so that the outside edge looks consistent. Visit Judy at Patchwork Times to see more inspirational ideas.
My dear SIL (who was my friend before she was my SIL!) came this weekend from NC to attend the East Cobb Quilters Guild Quilt Show. We were there for a good part of the day on Friday, enjoying all the beautiful quilts and supporting all the vendors! Both of us forgot a camara, so we ordered the dvd. We did jot down a few notes on quilts that appealed to us (I favor more traditional, she likes more art quilts). It was so great to spend time with her, and to have a fellow quilter to share ideas and fabric with! We plan on doing it again when the guild hosts their next show two years from now. On Saturday , we managed to visit three local quilt stores but we must have been on sensory overload, because we didn't buy much!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Okay, here is another mystery quilt! This is one of Bonnie Hunter's mysteries, Carolina Crossroads. I really like this pattern, lots of small pieces and interesting design. I do think that this quilt really cleaned out my pink fabrics! My pink stars are a bit too subtle, I think it would look better if they were more pronounced.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
This flimsy was not a mystery! It was a pattern called Honeymoon published in Traditional Quilter magazine many years ago. Check out that faded rose and country blue color scheme! I know I started this in when I was newly married, so at least 20 years ago! Now mind you, it hasn't been finished that long...