Monday, May 25, 2015

"Garnet Hill" is finished!

"Garnet Hill" 68" x 52"

The making of this started over three years ago.  

The inspiration came five years earlier, 
when I tore out a photo of a rug in a Garnet Hill catalogue.

I liked the folk art feel of the rug.

And decided to go with a similar color scheme.

It was fun choosing fabrics for these blocks,

Throwing in some shirt plaids.

                                                         I appliqued the flowers for about a year, off and on.

When quilting time came, I thought I'd do it quickly, just outlining the flower edges,

                And the seams in the log cabin blocks.

I wasn't happy with the outline-only result, so I added many more rows of stitching.

It took a lot longer, 

But I'm very happy with the result!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

First Three Rows of the 1718 Coverlet

I'm having so much fun with the 1718 Coverlet!

The first three rows are sewn together.

I'm sticking with the original colors as much as I can, 
adding a few Dutch repro prints, plus some stripes and dots.  

I'm also simplifying some of the blocks. 
This project is addictive!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Latest Obession--The 1718 Coverlet!

Ever since my dear friend, Katell, posted about The 1718 Coverlet 
last January, my quilting mind has been able to think of little else.

I've been gathering fabrics, 

Piecing little 5 inch blocks,

 and brushing up on my appliqué skills.

They have a plan to finish the quilt by the end of the year.
Not me.  I'm giving myself until 2018.

I also went to see the tulips in LaConner / Mt. Vernon Washington, last weekend.  
Always a stunning show!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Carnival at Night Fini!

Carnival at Night, 75" x 75"
This quilt began in a class with Freddy Moran over a year ago.

It all started with my large print fabrics that had black backgrounds.  

I wanted them to mush together with sparks of color.

Eventually, it needed a little lightening up, 
so I added a few prints that didn't have black in them.  

It was fun to finally use those little comical faces.

Besides picking the fabrics for this quilt, 
the most fun I had was doodling around the dots!

The Lone Star pattern comes from Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again
by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Feast for the Eyes

I went to the show of Freddy Moran collage quilts at La Conner Quilt Museum yesterday.
WOW!  She is so very inspiring.  

Inspired by Edrica Huws, Freddy began making collage quilts when she turned 80.
She applies fabric pieces with a glue stick, 
and Judy Irish stitches them on with her playful quilting.
Enjoy the show!

Are you itching to get out your scraps and glue stick?  I am!