Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some new, and not so new works

My daughter and her two children are here for a short visit.  Her comment to me, after I showed her my blog several weeks ago was, "Mom, I've been checking your blog but I don't see anything new".  To which I replied well, there will be shortly.  So, here are some photos of quilts recently bound or just about to have the binding applied.


The above photo is of a quilt that must have been in the works for at least 8 years.  I'ts from the book Fresh from the Garden and was primarily done with invisible applique method, either using freezer paper on the bottom (which then had to be removed) or Rinse-a-way, which I left underneath the shapes.  I love the quirkiness of the design, although I hated the small points on the block at the bottom right.


For the corner (shown before the binding was applied) I chose to use Gwen Marston's suggestion to replicate antique appliqued quilts in which the appliqued designs do not curve around the corners but stop abruptly at the end.  I really like the result and think it goes well with the folky flavor of the quilt.  
This next quilt was my first foray into doing an on-line project.  The challenge was to use 2 1/2" strips in an original design.  I found a book with a similar design which used 2" strips.  thus my corners did not align properly.  My solution was to applique a square over the joins.  I love the brightness of the designs.  Fabrics used were Kaffe Fassetts, Mably, Phillip Jacobs, some Amy Butlers and other brights.  They were purchased from Terri at

Some day I'll figure out how to insert a hyperlink.  Anyway, hope you enjoy.  Sally

1 comment:

  1. I commend you on your patience...I don't think I could last 8 years on a quilt project. It turned out to be a stunning quilt. I love the colors you chose to use!


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