Monday, February 10, 2020

Quilt News, The Creative Journey, Orange and Green Units, Hand Quilting Progress

Hand quilting progress on my Bright Modern Sampler Quilt.

Practice arranging units from my parts department, not ready for a commitment.

More orange units, I know there's yellow too, close enough for me.

Green string units were fun to piece, I used MSQC's tube method, as in their 'Walk in the Park' Quilt tutorial.

Hello from Rancho Palos Verdes!
Where we have sun after a few days of wind and showers.

And I'm making progress increasing my 'parts department.'
Gwen Marston, mother of liberated quilting, advocated keeping a parts department, which is a collection of units or pieced blocks to use in sampler type quilts or any style you choose, of course.
You can keep a collection of units by color or style (string blocks or baskets etc.).

I've added a few orange units, four more hour glass blocks and tested out orange and yellow flying geese and I like them so there will be more. 
Most of my time this week was spent adding to my green units. String blocks were on the list, improv or not? I decided to use MSQC's tube method as in their 'Walk in the Park' tutorial. I wanted a graphic, clean edge look. As you can see, not all the strings are 2.5" wide, I couldn't help shaking it up a little.

More hand quilting has been accomplished on my Bright Modern Quilt, whew!

That quilt friends is the news from the rancho, 
where progress is being made and I'm remembering to be thankful! 

I'm also very thankful for all you, my quilt friends, for tons of encouragement and inspiration along the creative journey.

I'll be by to visit.


Queeniepatch said...

Red salmon and green wasabi in the first one. You are so good at picking colours!

Ann said...

You are so clever to remember to lay out parts and think for a while before sewing. I need to practice that.

Pamela said...

I love the look of handquilting! Gorgeous!

Julierose said...

I really like your "Parts Dept";))) Those orange hourglasses are beautiful nice work hugs, Julierose

Mystic Quilter said...

Good idea to have a parts department I have a box full of parts which are left-overs from previous quilts or blocks which didn't quite work out. I hav e never made any particular parts though to have on hand.

sewyouquilt2 said...

Love your parts department. I have one too. I love playing in my scraps. Yours seem more planned than mine lol

Kaja said...

I've often wished I had a parts department but it had never occurred to me that I could deliberately build one - seems obvious now you've said it. Thanks!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

'Parts department' - what a great term! I have what I call a 'component box' which is simply a ritzy way to say 'miscellaneous'.