Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newest Quilts

I have, I have, I have been sewing. Just not posting! Here are a few of my latest quilts. Forgive me, this is a long post.

 This is a quilt I made for my sister-in-law. She loves all things "peacock". I found the peacock panel in the center last year and decided that I would make her a throw.

I always thought that using panels would be a quick way to quilt. Maybe for some but not for me. I started with the panel and then I felt that because I used the panel I had to come up with some nice blocks. So first I made flying geese. Nice, but still didn't want to just add strips, so I made another block. This one was a little more complicated. I started with half square triangles and made them into
snowball blocks. I thought that the quilt was still too plain/small so I added larger quarter square triangles just on the sides, added a border on all sides and viola! I had a pieced top. All that was left was the quilting and sewing on the binding.

Here is a little pin cushion I made for one of my online quilt boards. We are swapping fabric each month on our birthdays. We always include a little extra gift. I don't know if you can make it out, but there is an embroidered "G" in the middle for the first letter of her name.

 Churn dash quilt. I was watching a video from Jennie Doan of Missouri Star Quilts and she made this cute little quilt. I was in the middle to another project, but since this was a quick quilt I allowed myself to be side tracked. It's done in red, white and black.
The Churn Dash block is similar to Lincoln's platform which is supposed to be a block made to assist the slaves during the underground railroad.
There are a lot of conflicting theories regarding it's use. I just like the block. I however do not think it is impossible that quilts were used for that purpose.

This one I call bricks. I made all the "bricks" using my Accuquilt Go. It's still one of my favorite things. It made it so easy to cut the blocks. All of them were the same size, cutting multiple blocks at once. I was on such a roll cutting the blocks, I made enough to do two quilts. Originally this quilt was supposed to be the center of a memory quilt but, plans change.

I thought it would be cute and sort of a play on the theme; family, house, bricks, you get the picture. Well this one didn't make it, but I do have the second one so we'll see.

1 comment:

Carole Beath said...

Yvonne, your quilts are so wonderful... fabulously designed with fabrics and details I chuckled at the fact you were in the middle of one thing but just had to stop to try the Churn Dash quilt. I can relate.