Monday, January 20, 2020

Quilt News, A Tale of Three Red Quilt Tops, Improv Neutral Log Cabin Quilt Progress

1st Red HST Medallion Quilt top with HSTs inYankee Puzzle formation with borders. Final border in orange print.

Same as above, different lighting, 58" x 54".
2nd Red HST Medallion Quilt top with HSTs in Barn Raising formation with borders, 55" sq.

 Same as above, corner detail.

Fun mix of prints, solids and florals.

The orange floral, used in quilt top above, is Havanna by Patty Young, Riley Blake Designs.

3rd of my Red HST Medallion quilt tops, the HSTs are in Yankee Puzzle formation,  50" sq.

Same quilt top as above, with pink print final border and hourglass blocks in the corners.

More hand quilting progress on my improv Neutral Log Cabin quilt, 32" sq.

Hello quilt friends and happy MLK day from Rancho Palos Verdes!

Lots of this and that has been happening around here but I managed to squeeze in some project time.

I finished my 3rd quilt top in a series of Red HST Medallion quilts last week. I started them in 2017 when I bought a Red Spectrum layer cake (10"sq.s) by Cotton & Steel. At first I thought about making a giant quilt using all the squares, but decided against that. Then I decided on making them all into HSTs and then using those in smaller quilts.
After reading Gwen Marston's book, Liberated Medallion Quilts, I knew I wanted to use HSTs in medallions and then add borders. 
And so the fun and deliberating began. 
It's great to have the tops done. The binding on all three will be a red floral.

More hand quilting has been accomplished on my 32" sq. Improv Neutral Log Cabin quilt with flannel batting.
The binding will be Kona Cotton solid Khaki or Natural.

And you must visit Julierose  and see her recent quilts, they are fabulous! The Franken Flimsy and her Green Sampler are really amazing.

And that is the news from the rancho where it's a vacation/break day so I'll wind this up and go out and take a long walk by the beach, remembering to be thankful.

I'll be by to visit.