Monday, July 27, 2015

Design Wall Monday

It's been a long time since I posted, not because I haven't been working on anything quilty but because I have been too busy and distracted. I do have exciting news: the quilt I submitted to the Sonoma County Fair was awarded a blue ribbon!

Sorry for the poor quality photo. They hang the quilts from the rafters making photos difficult. The same quilt was also awarded a blue ribbon at the Sonoma Marin Fair last month. I also received an offer to purchase it but I'm not sure I'm ready to part with it. On the other hand, I could always make another!

This is on my design wall today. The upper left is the center medallion of my Star of Istanbul project I have been working on for three years. It's all hand sewn using the English paper piecing method. I had made almost 100 rosettes and realized I needed work out the details of the center before continuing. The orange hexagons are one inch along the edge.

The lower right is a sample block from a pattern called Log Cabin Cutouts by Judy Niemeyer. It's designed to use the leftovers from another pattern called Cabin Fever. The outer circle is the leftover part. I'm thinking of saving this project for the Ranch Hand's Retreat in October.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I accomplished a lot of quilt related work the last 12 days I was on vacation. I quilted nine charity quilts, two of my own, put binding on six quilts and made one baby quilt top, pictured below.

This is a block called Star Cluster, from Judy Martin's website. I super sized it so each star is 16 inches across. The whole top is about 38 inches square. I know two women about to become grandmothers and three women about to have babies so I ran out of small quilts to give away and had to whip this one up.