Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Art Quilt 'Liberated' Style, design process...

Last night I sewed the outer borders together and decided on black for the corner blocks. After Thanksgiving I'll get the borders and corner blocks sewn on.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, we have so much to be thankful for don't we?

Pam, my blogger friend at Hokkaido Kudasai.blogspot.com , has finished her wonderful, hand pieced and quilted, blue hexi quilt. If you enjoy and appreciate hexi quilts then you must see this one. Pam puts a lot of care and attention to detail in her projects. Congratulations, Pam!

Remember to look in on the continuing projects at Ad Hoc Improv Quilters #3 . 
There's a lot of interesting quilts being made.

See you after the holiday!


  1. This is a very fun and festive looking piece Janie! Will you be hand quilting it to?
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  2. How bout that Pam's my quilty freind as well. I love your bright little quilt.

  3. Thank you for the link to my blog!

    The borders you've added are the perfect frame.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving.
    I like the way you used two different black fabrics in the cornerstones. It's fun to see quilts develop. Thanks for linking to AHIQ.

  5. I like those black cornerstones a lot - they really pull everything together, and neat touch to use more than one fabric. Thanks for the link - I love the blue and white hexies! Have a great holiday weekend.

  6. Great borders and corner pieces.
    Happy Thanksgiving. yes, we have indeed so much to be grateful for.

  7. What a great looking piece! I love seeing simple improv. like this.:)

  8. A whole basketweave quilt like that would be fun!

  9. This is a good looking quilt, Janie! I think your friend Pam is influencing you, because it does seem to have a bit of a Japanese feel to it. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. I don't know if it's just me, but in the picture your quilt looks dimensional. It looks as though everything from (and including) the red border is raised away from the outer border. Optical illusion I know, but a very effective one!

    1. Thank you, Mary Ann.
      I've read Christine Barnes' book, The Quilter's Color Club,she has great ideas for borders that I keep in mind because they do work out well.

  11. Nice, I used a similar approach as you did on your outer border with my Mr. Rooster.

    Check out this post for my version of borders like this?


  12. I'm visiting from Ad Hoc Improv Quilters #3 and trying to make the whole round. The work there is pretty amazing, including your very pretty quilt! Those colors are colorful and happy. Magpie's Mumblings has an interesting point. I had to go back to see and sure enough! it does have a dimensional look. I'd take advantage of that when quilting!