Friday, May 12, 2023

Quilt News! Big Stitch Quilt Finish, Two Scrappy New Improv Quilts Started, More Four Patch in a Square Blocks Pieced, Happy Mother's Day!

New Log Cabin/Pineapple Improv blocks started, using lots of scraps.

Another scrappy start with left over Hour Glass blocks in the center.

My Hourglass Medallion #2 w' big stitch hand quilting.

Fourpatch in a Square blocks number 48. Unfinished blocks 6.5".

Finished !  Hourglass Medallion #2, 30" x 30".


Hello Quilt Friends, Happy Friday!

And it's almost Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all moms. I hope you enjoy the day and the spring weather.

This last week I have been busy with piecing scraps together for two new projects and finishing big stitch hand quilting and binding my Hourglass Medallion #2 quilt.

I was influenced to start big stitch hand quilting by reading this excellent book, Big Stitch Quilting by Carolyn Forster. Carolyn's tutorials and photography are the best.

Log Cabin Improv by Mary Hogan, another excellent book, encouraged me to piece Sawtooth borders for my Hourglass Medallion #2. Her directions and photography are clear and precise.

With tutorials from Susies-scraps and Log Cabin Improv I've started piecing one of my newest projects, Scrappy Logcabin/Pineapple blocks. I have the logcabin centers pieced and will start the 'pineapple' process in the next round or so, Improv!

I also have to mention that I pieced a few more Fourpatch in a Square blocks for a total of 48. I'm taking my time and I plan to get up to 56 blocks for a quilt 42" x 48".

That is the news from the valley where warm sun is a treat after spring showers.

Have you started any new Improv projects? I'll be by to visit.


Queeniepatch said...

Colourful and always with great contrast, your quilts are ablaze. The scrappy log cabins prove that you can make the most beautiful quilts with recycled or left over pieces of fabric.
I love the sawtooth pattern, it adds a lot of interesting things for your eyes to feast upon.

Debbie said...

Lots of fun scrappy projects in progress. Love your completed medallion!

audrey said...

Your quilts are so bright and vibrant looking! Love the happy vibes. The sawtooth border is a favorite of mine!:)

Kaja said...

I too love a sawtooth border. And your glorious colours.