Tuesday, May 03, 2016

What is on the design wall...

In addition to going to workshops I have been trying to do some sewing and even a bit of "designing!"

My sister requested a quilt for her cabin up in Maine.  I started to make a Scrappy Trip Around the World from Bonnie Hunter's website.  I've made that pattern several times and I knew it would work up fast and use some of my overflow of 2-1/2 inch strips.

But of course midway I thought...why not put these blocks on point?  And maybe turn them different directions...oh no, then I have to piece the sides

ok, so I made a very simple project into a real pain!  But at least it is almost finished!  (btw...Goldie my cat is not making this process any easier...one block went missing and still has not been found!)  Thought for sure once I remade it the block would show up!

The other quilt I'm working on is just starting!  Each year my guild makes a quilt to raise money for a local camp for children with cancer, Camp Rainbow.  This year the quilt is based on an Irish Chain with flying geese borders in the Kate Triplett's Indigo Quilts book.  Of course it was only a photo so I had to draft a pattern (with Kate's permission.)

Then the committee thought it would be good to have applique in the open blocks...because my guild loves to applique.  So I drew some designs.  Now the blocks are starting to come in and it is sort of exciting to see them!  Saturday is the deadline for them...should have a photo of an "almost quilt top" then!

6 comments:

Loris said...

Fun quilt for your sister's cabin...and in Maine. I love Maine :-)
Your guild's new quilt is looking gorgeous! The applique and colors are beautiful!

Janet said...

I love the applique together with the Irish Chain blocks! Your scrappy trips is delightful :0)

Karen said...

I so like the applique designs in the plain blocks. A very good design all round.

Taryn said...

Your guild is good at applique. I love your colors - in both quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Janet O. said...

The applique blocks you designed really make that quilt! Nice job.
And what a fun Scrappy Trips. Has the paw of approval, apparently.

La MaƱosa said...

The Scrappy Trips quilt is looking lovely. The idea to add applique to the Irish chain is brilliant. I love the design and colors!