Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A New Little Tree Block!

My friend Jess is really the reason I made the Tree Block tutorial. She had seen one of my pictures of it, and rather than explain it to her via text I thought a tutorial with pictures would work!

And last night, she sent me this picture:


Isn't it great?? She even has woodgrain fabric for the trunks! I think she's decided to use white-on-white fabrics for the background, it will add some lovely texture to the quilt and help her use up some of her low volumes.

I'm so happy to see someone else's little tree turn out so well! If you're also working on this quilt, or block, send me some pictures I love to see them!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Stormy Quilt

It's interesting to me how my projects often reflect my mood. I've been dark and stormy lately, but still hoping for the sunshine to lift me up.
 


Cloud 9 First Light Organic Flannel.


Doe by Carolyn Friedlander.

What do I love about this quilt? So many things. Contrast and tension in the colors and quilting. Harmonious elements in the line drawings. Symbolism - sun in the colors, raindrops in the circles.

And perfectly mitered corners. On all four corners. Precision is beauty!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Half Square Triangle Study

I could just let this one tell the story in pictures, shall I?
 

 
Start with a bunch of Cotton & Steel FivebyFives in Mochi (yum yum)
 
 
Get the points to line up. It's hard. I didn't necessarily achieve the goal throughout the quilt but when I did... beauty.


Front.


Back. With Essex Yarn Dyed because of course! I love the stuff!

 
Quilting detail.