Monday, 17 March 2014

100 Modern Quilt Blocks--Month 4

I guess I shouldn't be surprised by now, when I see things like this in my fabric package from Along Came Quilting's Block of the Month....

Yep, the fabric was staring at least he's a great colour :0

 And there was this great Trivial Pursuit fabric...I've spent many hours playing that game

 Bird sand more birds.

I've resigned myself, this will be a "spy the critters" quilt.  I must quit fighting it and give in.

This block doesn't actually have birds, but it does have peacock feathers.

 I was careful with the orientation of my cuts in for the block below, so the lines would all be parallel, but didn't actually try to line them up...I don't think I could have done as well if I had tried

 These stripes I did make sure it was cut at the right angle...again, they lined up on their own.
 It's a good thing I'd resigned myself to having critters in this quilt, because a day or so later I read an article about Tula Pink and her fabric lines...and she's well known for the critters in her fabrics, so if this is a quilt from Tula Pink's book...I guess there's not point in fighting the critters :)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Yellow Brick Roads

Here's two more Yellow Brick Roads for the church.  This first one is in lovely rich colors.  The border has directional triangles on it, and the border was pieced such that the triangles circle around the quilt.

I wanted to reflect those triangles in the quilting, so the border has directional triangles.

 And the center has a free-flowing fern meander.

 The 2nd quilt got freeflowing echoed flowers

 Its a very bright and cheerful quilt.  I took the inspiration for quilting from the borders for this quilt as well.

When I can, I like to quilt two of these quilts at 50" wide, they fit perfectly on a 108" piece of backing, and one one piece of can see in the next few photos how I quilt one, and then line up the 2nd quilt 1/2" below and continue. 

It's easy to see the transition from triangles to flowers on the backing...
 and in the photo below in the top right corner you can see a slight white gap, and then the borders of the triangle quilt