Friday, October 12, 2018

Improv Quilt News; A Border, Hand Quilted Grid and Why We Quilt

My 'City Sidewalks' quilt, with new outside border and hand quilting finished.
Back view, I used Tim Holtz, Kona cotton solid Tiger Lily and a batik fabric.

Close up, hand quilted with #12 DMC Pearl Cotton.
Bird of Paradise, local flora, amazing color.

Hello from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Where the weather is sunny with wind and the temperatures have stayed in the 70's this week.

Where is RPV you might ask? West of LA on the west side of the coastal range. 
It has its own micro climate, being right off the Pacific Ocean and so generally cooler and maybe gets a little more fog, mist and wind than the LA Valley.

This week I had time to add the final border to 'City Side Walks' and to get the hand quilting finished up. Next the binding, in the same color as the final border, Kona cotton solid, Wasabi, will get sewn on. I enjoy the colors and names of the Kona cotton solids, can you tell?

I roughly followed Tonye Belinda Phillips' pattern, Welsh Folded Log Cabins, as I've said before.
I used my own construction method, color and block arrangement.
This quilt is my interpretation of the Adhoc improv challenge, Maps.
It reminds me of city sidewalks with houses, townhouses and apts all stacked along city streets and sidewalks.

Also Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew has a wonderful post on 'Why I Quilt'. Thanks Allison, for the encouraging words!

That's the news from the rancho.
Where we are remembering/praying for the people who've lost their homes in Florida.
And being thankful.
I'll be by to visit.