Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Yes, I have been sewing

Sorry I've been MIA for so long.  I do have some show and tell for you.

Here's the first bed quilt I've made in a while.  It is the traditional "Patience Corner" pattern.  I pieced the quilt, taught a class and my good friend Lilly Lucier machine quilted it so it would make it onto my bed this decade.

Here's another traditional design that I've played around with.  I've found various names including "Roundabout" and "Big O".  I named mine "Around the Square".  It is small and I am currently big-stitch quilting it with pearl cotton.

Then, our annual shop hop came around in February.  I created a variation of one of the quilts in Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah.

Before I made that quilt, I made some test blocks to check the size, etc. and it would have been BORING to put it together the same way.  So, here we go:

I just can't say enough for the fun I have had making quilts from Cultural Fusion Quilts.  This is the first one I made, using red and yellow fat quarters of French fabric that I had been saving for JUST THE RIGHT PROJECT.

I don't know about you, but I love left-overs!  I had another idea and bought a few more French fat quarters to carry on.  Here is the second creation.  It took a little more brain power than the first project because all the blocks were not the same.  It's next up on the machine quilting list.

And, there are still a few left-overs!