Monday, January 30, 2006

More sharing

Still reading blogs. I'm really enjoying meeting all you new-to-me quilters. I have to get my blogging under control now too, or I'll never have time to quilt.

I wanted to show you that I don't always work in traditional colors and fabrics. I have done a few quilts that were a real stretch for me. I learned a lot and love the results!

Purple is just not my color. But I had these fabrics in my stash so I used them for the center of this round robin. I love how it turned out!


I saw the company flyer from P&B advertising their African fabrics several months before they came out. I fell in love! They were so different than anything I'd ever worked with before. I bought every piece I could find when they came out - I don't know what about them appealed to me, but I had to have them. I knew right away what kind of quilt I wanted to make. I hand quilted this one "to death". I even made all four borders from different fabrics.


Here is one block from the quilt to show the quilting.


This was a challenge for the first time Jinny Beyer visited our area for classes in 1990. When I opened the packet of fabrics I thought "ugh - those are the ugliest fabrics I've ever seen!" We had to use all the fabrics and could add 2 of our own. The quilt could NOT be square. This is the first quilt I designed myself. I was surprised how much fun it was and how well it turned out. I won first prize!


I really like the movement in this fabric - both the alternate blocks and the border. This was a teaching sample from Daisy Kingdom - I have a very hard time working with such a limited number of fabrics.

I'd better shut off the computer and get into the sewing room or I'll never get anything done tonight!

5 comments:

Patty said...

Hi Patti,
You do beautiful work. I just love the purple quilt. I will be checking your blog often.

Patty
http://morningramble.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

More great quilts! Congrats on winning first prize for your challenge - they are very fun to do.

Debra Dee said...

Awesome quilts and blocks. It makes me want to see more.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love the feather star round robin and the other feathered star quilt you showed! WOW!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE your African fabric quilt!! I've made three trips to Africa and the colors are completely African. The quilting is fantastic!