Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Easy Street

My first mystery quilt and the largest quilt I've ever put together (not quilted yet) also the most pieces I ever put into one quilt.  2377 pieces according to another Easy Street maker (I didn't count them as I went along and I'll take her word for it).  Pattern can be found on Bonnie Hunter's

Friday, February 15, 2013

My first spiral on a quilt

My first experiment in spirals was this black and yellow.  I drafted it on a spiral graph paper I found online.  It wasn't quite what I had in mind but now that it has evolved into this joyful little quilt, I'm head of heels in love with it.  The bright happy background almost steals the show. These triangles are much easier than the flying geese of the previous quilt.  

Monday, February 11, 2013

Flying the Archimedean Spiral

Flying the Archimedean Spiral

For “Taking Flight” AAC Quilt Challenge
Challenge Fabric and Rules
Here is my quilt for the Appalachian Art Center's 2012 Quilt Challenge.  To the right is the packet I purchased for their fundraiser.  I wasn't immediatly inspired to use these 3 fabrics, but carried them to my stash of fabric to look for something to go with these pretty batiks.  I was sure I did not want to make a pastel quilt with these pink and purple batiks but decided to challenge myself further by deciding not to buy any new fabric for this.  I decided upon the spiral, stole the sunset-ish fabric from my landscape bin and started designing.  Credit to Mrs. Haddock (my math expert and daughter) for giving me a name to google to find this geometric wonder.  Also credit to quilter Barbara Olson who did an HGTV program that started the spiral investigation.  This is the second spiral design I've done, I'm still facinated by them so there will probably be more.