Monday, January 28, 2019

Quilt Nine Patch Choices for U & U and AHIQ's 'Red is my Neutral', Embroidered Texture

Blocks I started last summer experimenting.
I think I'll use these in AHIQ's new challenge, 'Red is my Neutral.' 

My improv pieced Nine Patch block I started in a class.

U & U: American Quilts Below the Radar, Nine Patch. I like how the colors are used.
This is the back to the quilt above, I like this too.

Another example of a beautiful Nine Patch in U & U.

Very attractive One Patch.

This is the Nine Patch I'm leaning toward, some serious fun going on here.

My Kindle version of U & U, I don't have the space right now for a large collection of hard copy  books.

I've been stitching 'texture' onto a challenge quilt for the Endeavorers' group.

Hello from Rancho Palos Verdes!

Where we have blue sky mixed with high clouds and warmer temperatures.
I have family in the NE where they have snow and freezing temperatures right now.

This week I've been going through my Kindle version of Unconventional & Unexpected:
American Quilts Below the Radar for Sujata Shah's  challenge. I've seen this book around for a while, in libraries and book stores and I'm familiar with it and have favorites. I'm narrowing my choice down and I since I never follow a pattern exactly I'll also add my own 'curve'.

Some of the quilts in U & U remind me of Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran's style. I'm a big fan of both. Gwen has collected a lot of antique quilts and she shows some of them and talks about them in her classes @ Her classes there are exciting.
And Freddie's use of red and orange are heroic! Her appliqué style is also a thing of wonder. 

I've also been stitching 'texture' onto a challenge quilt for the Endeavorers' challenge this month.
My stitching hand is now unhappy with me, it needs rest.

That's the news from the rancho, where I'm enjoying adventures in color and creating. 
Remembering to be thankful. 
I'll be by to visit.