Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Civil War Quilt - First Block

First color block set done for Civil War 2012 quilt

Funny Farm quilt

Just finished the main quilt of the Funny Farm quilt pattern by Karen Snyder. 
The pattern used contrasting fabric, as did I. 
The quilt is blue and white and ready for the borde to be attached.

Hope you like the results..  I did.

Crazy Quilting

My Monday sewing group met today.  Only 2 of the 5 are quilters.  One likes to crosstitch, one is a knitter and one is a rug hooker.  Surprising - all but one has their "crazy" block ready to go. 

I received Judy's block today.  She has placed a beautiful commercial decoration on the block.  I can move it on the block or leave it. (Judy worked as an embellisher for an upscale shop in St. Louis.  She embellished gowns for the maids and queens in the Veiled Prophet parade.)  The piece is left over from one of the gowns she worked.

I wonder what I can do.  This is the hardest part of a round robin.  Where do you start?  How do you know what to do? 

Civil War Quilt

The Flower Valley Quilt guild is having a Civil War theme for their July meeting.  Though I am not attracted to the dark colors, usually found, in Civil War quilts, I have decided to make such a quilt.  Above is the fabric collection assembled for this quilt.  The blues, browns, and taupes make a nice visual affect.
The pattern selected is "Cottage Row" by The Teacher's Pet a 56 x 72" quilt which I will make into a twin of 68 x 86. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday Club Block

In January the Monday sewing club started a round robin crazy quilt block.  My block is finally home.  I plan to make it a pillow.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gudron Erla

Gudron Erla was the featured speaker at last nights Hearts N Hands quilt guild meeting.  She gave us a great trunk show.  Wish I could take her classes today, but had other plans.

Loved her quilt designs which are simple but elegant.  I was able to pick up several of her books and patterns.  She made me realize I could design my own quilts using simple strips, blocks, and an occasional applique.

Friday, May 4, 2012

It's all about the ducks

I found this fabric at a local guild's flea market and had to have it.

The result is this cute baby quilt.  I love the ducks and the duck feet.