Saturday, January 29, 2011

Plaidtastic, quilted, bound and done!

Inspired by Amish designs, driven to wonkiness, with a splash of batiks, and quilted with the spirit of Gee's Bend, it's plaidtastic!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Liberated me!!!!!!!

It all started with a request for help from a young mother in making a quilt similiar to this one.

I tried the technique here- sewing together strips, cutting the triangles and putting together the hexagon. It worked and I added end triangles to make it a rectangle. This will be for big brother. Then I had i became liberated and pieced this for the little guys' doll.
I could do the technique, so then tackled the baby quilt. The mom bought the fabrics and I added some yellows to brighten it all up.
This one will remain in the hexagon shape - something different.

Once again - leftovers!!!!!!!!!
This will be the crib quilt.

I really enjoyed using what I had and trying to get a rectangle out of cut off triangle pieces......
There is NO MORE fabric.........this is it!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

No Words Necessary

I believe this fabric might have been from the 80s.  I had a whole bolt of it. Needless to say the rest of the bolt went in the trash.
 One thing for sure I will really give black fabric a good test before I use any of it again.
I think I will see if I can quilt NO WORDS and just use it as a wall hanging once in a while.  With a big label on the back to never ever wash it.
I wouldn't bother but this is the first Challenge I ever entered and my first Liberated Quilt and I hate to lose it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sad News

Christmas 2009 I made a quilt for my Son in Law.  He is a huge GA Bulldog fan.  When my Daughter washed it for the first time disaster  struck.  The black I used for the inner border just fell apart.

Well, this is a sad enough by itself but the real problem is I made my Liberated Amish quilt from the same black fabric.

I can't believe I didn't notice the fabric was rotten.
I guess procrastinating isn't all bad because at least I haven't quilted it yet.

Day Dreams

 Last weekend I completed side two of of my Day and Night Quilt.  The words have been pieced for five months but life got in the way and my sewing machine had to wait.  I am so pleased to finally have the second side finished. 

Next weekend I will start machine quilting this twin sized quilt. Hopefully side A and side B will line up easily when I baste them together.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
This has been a fun project to work on. I love having a chance to let my imagination run wild. 

Warm wishes from snowy Wisconsin!  Chris Daly