Friday, June 26, 2015
[Hmmm, mostly this blog is about me and my quilts...but I did just discover a kindred spirit.]
The Root Connection: It's here!
I just visited the blog from the link above! What a joyful quilter! Love, Love, Love!
This is one of the blogs of Sujata Shah, graphic designer who makes quilting fun and improvisational!
She has a wonderful book too!
AND I found that Sujata Shah is a member of the quilters who post on the REBELS blog, along with my dear, local friend and quilter, Paula Mariedaughter!
Friday, June 19, 2015
--First sew scraps which have a side the same length together in pairs....week one!I found myself using 2 or 3 color palettes, even with scraps! My light bright pastels...
Brighter primararies with darks mixed in....
Earth colors...using lots from past family sewing projects....way back over 50 years! Or more....plus new pieces.
While waiting for more weekly instructions from Amanda, I used some 2.5 inch strips, which I keep in a plastic bin....sort of a scrapper jelly roll! I pieced these "25 squares" blocks, made a small top, and got it pin basted together now ready to quilt with my sewing machine.
Then I made this wacky corner log cabin quilt top. Inspired by this post from Quilt Dad . Here is his photo of his block. Charming!
Following his general instructions....here is my quilt top using light bright pastel scraps! Can't decide if I need to add one more row...????
This week, 3 weeks into the sew along, Amanda has given us more direction....and I am pulling this quilt top together.
[here is the finished quilt top....June 29.....I think I am ready to stop. A large throw, or nap size quilt top.]