Saturday, March 14, 2015
These are community service quilts made by my local guild. They are completed or almost completed. The red/blue and yellow quilts were our 2014 blocks, and now in 2015 we are doing nine-patches, so I have only one of those samples so far. They are going to a variety of local and global donation sites.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I love efficiency. And, this block is all about that! I came across the instructions for this block pattern on wont-to-be quilter’s blog, and was intrigued by its construction process. When I finally got time to dedicate to quilting, this was pretty quick to complete.
The majority of fabrics I use in my quilts are leftovers and scraps. For this one, the pink and blue flower fabric is very 1980’ish and it had been a challenge trying to use it without making the quilt feel too dated. The blue fabric was also a challenge, as it is very thin and has a lot of stretch to it. But, the two were a perfect complement to one another, as the blue fabric has a ‘burn-out’ design of flowers, almost identical to the pink and blue flower fabric. The combination reminded me of reflections on water.
I hope you visit my blog at jeanswenson.org to see all the other scrappy quilts I have donated to foster kids.