Monday, June 4, 2018

'Homage' to Gwen Marston and her Liberated Style, Fun with Red

My 'liberated' log cabin blocks, 3 1/2" ea. after trimming.

I pieced them using two different reds and Kona 'snow', the white.

Using the same colors I pieced a liberated star, 9.5".

My liberated log cabins sewn together, 9.5".

Happy Monday and it's June! 

Summer officially starts the 21 of June. We're enjoying the longer days, it starts getting light here around 5:00 A.M. The birds start singing early and want everyone to wake up with them.
Good times.

This post is inspired by Debbie Jeske @A Quilter's Table. This month she is hosting her group of improv quilt friends @ Bee Sewcial and the challenge is 'Homage to Gwen Marston' by creating a 'sketch' focusing on Gwen's liberated style. To be pieced using reds and white!
So I got excited about that and pieced two blocks for the challenge and fun.
Thanks Debbie and thanks Gwen Marston.

Have a good week and enjoy the birds. 
 Have you seen any swallowtail butterflies yet?

I'll be by to visit!


Debbie said...

oh I love this! So glad you were inspired by the challenge, Janie. Thanks for telling me so I didn't miss it. I especially love the center of your star. ;-)

Janie said...

Thank you, Debbie. The center of the star, the hourglass, yes, I used your liberated piecing method that I learned in your class last summer at the Gossipium Quilt Shop in Issaquah, WA!

Pamela said...

Can hardly wait to see what is next with the liberated red blocks! I love the long days this time of year.

Queeniepatch said...

Using only two colours shows off the block design. Red and white make a striking contrast.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

No butterflies here as yet - at least not that I've seen. Your red blocks are great - do you plan to put them together into one small quilt?

Kaja said...

That's a great challenge; I'm not surprised you decided to join in. I love the rhythm of the piecing in the log cabins.

Julie said...

I love that star. Just today i found a Gwen Marston book in the library, so that will be interesting reading for me. Lets see how liberated I become.