Quilt Archive

Monday, July 31, 2017

Black and White and Red Allover

Hello Friends,

I ended the previous post with a riddle for you...

What is red and white and black all over?  My next project, of course, aptly named Red and White and Black All Over.

While looking through my stash of fat quarters for Prismatic Rainbow, I found that I had enough in a red and white and black colorway using the Switchback pattern.  Here is the pattern by Purple Pineapple Studio.

Instead of rows of the same print, I mixed the prints up into a kind of wonky checkerboard.  Here is the result.  

I also added a narrow white and red print inner border, as well as a wider white outer border.  The binding is the same red fabric as the back.  I chose to quilt the center section in a free motion all over meander pattern.  This quilt will remain in my own collection also.

I will take both the the club meeting on August 5.  Here is another look of two different interpretations of the same pattern:


I guess it's on to the next project...but what will it be?  Tune in next post to find out!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Pages

Hello Blog Friends,

Last Thursday was our regular monthly scrapbooking night.  We made three 2-page layouts from Close To My Heart's Prickly Pear collection.  These are cute summer pages with a little cactus theme.  What do you think?

A Riddle for YOU:  What is Red and White and Black all-over?  Tune in for next week's post to find out!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mary's Quilt Update

Hello Blog Friends,

I have an update to Mary's Quilt.  The top is finished.  

I found this setting idea in a great book that my friend Cathy leant me.  (And, I liked the book so much, that I purchased one for myself).  It is called Sensational Settings by Joan Hanson.  What do you think of this on-point setting?  I like it very much!

I haven't yet found the fabric for the back, so this quilt will hang out awhile in my sewing room while I visit local quilt shops looking for it.  I am still thinking, also, about how I will quilt it.  

Till next time...