Saturday, November 21, 2015

Georgia Bonesteel strip picture piecing class

Here is my first attempt at Georgia Bonesteel's technique.  It is currently waiting to be quilted, but I was anxious to show-n-tell.

This inspiration piece from a magazine completely changed my plan for this quilt.  In fact, it turned my original plan upside down. 

Seen here with the fabrics I had taken to the class (before painting)

When I selected fabrics to take to this class I was planning to use the blue and gray water color-ish fabric for the sky and then to use the whites and greens to create snowy, evergreen covered mountains.  

I used some water color pencils to mute a couple of fabrics that popped out as too bright.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Around the Block

This quilt was the 2014 Block of the Month (BOM) for the Wolf Hills Quilt Guild.  I am in love with the "on point" setting triangles and the way it all comes together in the end.  I deviated from the pattern when doing the multiple borders, only because I decided to make it totally from fabric I already had and I came up short to make the borders as directed in the pattern.  I tried out some new longarm quilting on this quilt.  I learn more with each one I quilt.  This is a Debbie Mumm pattern and available on her website.