Saturday, March 30, 2019

Quilt News, Thin Borders, Improv Piecing and Hand Quilting is a 'Bear.'

Thin black border added to my HST Barn Raising, the blue floral border is next.

Hand quilting has begun on my Bright Sampler.

I'm improv piecing 3 1/2" sqr. small Log Cabins for another border.

It will look something like this.

My 'low volume' improv Log Cabin quilt, 27 x 27", so far. Maybe one or two more borders to go.

Hello from Rancho Palos Verdes!

Where spring is in the air with sun, clouds and a little wind.

This week progress in quilt projects has been good. I work a little on this and that and trade around.
I've added several thin borders and I like the color/contrast statement that happens. That's in the medallion style of quilt construction which I've been specializing in lately.

My 'low volume' improv Log Cabin quilt looks great up against a window, like stained glass. I'm giving it another border of small improv Log Cabin blocks and then a solid border in Kona cotton solid 'Wasabi.'

Hand quilting on my Bright Sampler is in progress. It's like taming a bear, with time and patience it will get done and hopefully I'll live to tell about it.

Also 'Simply Moderne, Quilts and Crafts' issue 16 is out, published by Quiltmania.
I highly recommend it, they are modern, yes, but not painfully so, they're not afraid to acknowledge traditional and to let some artsy stuff sneak in. I love their style!
Excellent reference and inspiration.

Also have you heard, Pantone's new color of the year is 'Living Coral.'
Fabulous! There are QALs and contests involving the new color, but I have enough going on now without starting another project, really. So I will enjoy seeing all the new quilts using 'Living Coral.'
Are you going to start a new quilt using 'Living Coral'?

That's the news from the rancho, 
where I'm remembering to be thankful and progress is being made.

I'll be by to visit.


Anonymous said...

Up against a window the low volume certainly looks like stained glass.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful photo of your 'improv log cabin'! And the addition of the wasabi solid border is great! It's a colour I love, but strangley have yet to use it much in my patchwork.

Mystic Quilter said...

Janie, having trouble with leaving comments!! vI'll try once more - your improv Log Cabin looks wonderful with the light shining through and I second your thoughts on Simply Moderne, I hav a few copies myself.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I really like the contrast with the thin black borders on your Barn Raising project, but I think my absolute favourite has to be the Log Cabin. I've always liked Log Cabin patterns and if I ever were convinced to make another sane quilt I think that might be the obvious choice.

Kaja said...

I don't think often enough of using borders, but this post is a perfect example of why they can be such a good idea.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Beautiful work! I love your bright sampler :)

Janie said...

Thank you Mary Ann.
Yes, Log Cabin blocks are versatile. They can be pieced traditional, modern or improv and laid out
in different configurations and look striking in each instance.

Janie said...

Thank you, Janine!

Pamela said...

You always have such gorgeous things to show!