Saturday, July 21, 2018

Quilt 'Licorice Allsorts' Finish, Piecing and More Thoughts on Reconstructing

This week my HSTs and four patches in process.

Lady of the Lake Block, finished, @10.5" for my traditional sampler quilt.

My summer 2017 improv challenge quilt, 'Licorice Allsorts' is done!

Here's the back view, I pieced scraps for the strip.

Greetings from the Pacific NW!

 Where we have sun and clear skies. On a day like today we can see the Cascade Mts to the east and the Olympic Mts in the west and in the south is Mount Rainier, truly natural wonders!

And Happy Weekend to you.
This week I've been piecing/cutting etc. for about 20 min. then I get up and go and do something else for a bit then come back to the piecing/cutting work. My blog friend, Cathy , who gets an amazing amount of work/play done works this way and talks about it on her blog. It sounded like a good idea, so I'm trying it. I find I don't get as burnt out and my inspiration stays around.

Another of my blog friends, Debbie , has finished reconstructing a worn out vintage quilt and she's done a beautiful job. Visit her to see her great work. Talk about inspiring!

I've finished 'Licorice Allsorts' a summer 2017 improv challenge quilt. For a long time I didn't know what to name it, (I like to name my art quilts), and I didn't know how to finish it.
I had added a white border, photo in my past post, and I then I was stuck. I was looking through past photos of that quilt when I first started it, to see if that would give an idea.
Looking at the photos I realized the white border was not in keeping with the original intent.
Take off the border? Yep, I cut it off and unpicked the seam allowance left.
A sigh of relief!
Then another of my blog friends, I have a lot!, Queenie  suggested I name it 'Licorice Allsorts'.
Perfect, sweet and playful.
I used units/blocks of rectangles, squares and triangles to border the center medallion of 'liberated' rail fence blocks.

That's the quilty news from the shire.
Have a great week and remember to be thankful, it beats fussing handsdown.
And a smile makes you look years younger, for free!

I'll be by to visit.