Tuesday, December 24, 2019

'Spare Parts' Quilt, Sharing Process and Hand Quilting Started, Merry Christmas!

Hand quilting started on 'Spare Parts', I'm using flannel for the batting.

This was a couple of months ago, before final border.

Part of the process, spare parts collected for the final border.

View of final border.

And corner view, final border.

Merry Christmas quilting friends!

Just a quick note of progress here. I've started hand quilting my 'Spare Parts' quilt and the photos show some of the process. And yes, it is designed using spare, left over pieces and blocks from other projects.

And for a winter treat, I recommend visiting Penny @ Tanglewood Threads where you will find beautiful winter scenery and amazing modern embroidery.

That's the news on the rancho. 
Where I'm remembering to be thankful.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

I'll be by to visit.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Quilt Top Finish, Red HSTs with Borders, Windy Day and Christmas Wish

Red HSTs with borders, 54" x 60", outside in the wind.

A little wind here..

And still windy...

I finally took it inside and draped it over the sofa.
New hand quilting on Grey Star.

Rejoice! We have so much to be thankful for.

Hello quilt friends!
This is the quilt news from the rancho.

Hope you're enjoying the season. I'll be by to visit!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Quilt News, Improv Quilt Finish, 'Tis the Season for Classic Blue, Color of the Year

Grey Star, small improv quilt finished.

Back view of Grey Star, small floral print, Kona Cotton solid.

The Pacific Ocean is grey.

More grey sky over the peninsula.

Hello quilt friends from Rancho Palos Verdes! 

It's almost the weekend and time for quilt news.

I finished my small improv art quilt, Grey Star. It's put together with extra units I'd pieced for experiments with color and scale. My plan was to keep the quilt small but it kept growing and growing.
Finally I realized it was getting out of control and needed some serious editing. With unpicking and rearranging the design got manageable. 
The small floral print is the focus and blue, taken from the floral, is the main color, with red and yellow spicing it up. 

I used various prints, Kona Cotton solids and some shirting plaids. The batting is poly fleece I had on hand, working with it is fiddly but doable (using what I have).
Machine quilted in an informal grid.
The binding is single fold 1 1/4".
It measures 26" x 20".

Are you in need of inspiration and beauty? Visit Karen Ruane's blog for exciting embroidery, embellishment and design. 

And then stop in at Debbie Jeske's blog for Pantone's "Classic Blue", color of the year news.

That's the news from the rancho, where I'm remembering to be thankful.
How are your projects coming along? 

I'll be by to visit.