Sunday, June 28, 2009

Swap progress

I made this group for my placemat swap. I am exchanging them with Jessica. She has a little boy and the car one is for him.

This quilt is a wonky log cabin.

Here is the one for the 3 year old boy

dots in applique.. what can I say??

This is a pin cushion. I love the button!! It is ceramic.

This is a block for Claudia in my Bee modern swap. I had wanted to make a sawtooth star in solids with the corners these four blocks. However, it just didn't look right. So I took it apart and sewed the four blocks together and made this wonky block.

This is the same fabric and I think my favorite of the bunch. It is raw edged applique and I added some of my own fabrics. Especially the yellow, to make it pop.

This is the last block. It is a modified log cabin and a flower appliqued in the corner. I like the addition of the other fabrics.

These are the things I have been working on. I still have not quilted the improv block quilt yet. I have a plan yet for it...... however, it will have to wait......

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Improv quilt in progress

After battling the quilt gods, I finally figured out how to finish this top. This top was having sizing problems. It was perfect in length, but 10 inches too short in the width. I wanted it to represent the color wheel and change in color as it descended. I also decided that it would look good if I rotated the blocks to give a little interest.
However, I could not find a solution to the size problem. One night I went to sleep and dreamt about it, the solution came to me to put border on with the same color palette as the quilt, but to make it wider on the sides and smaller on the length. I need to finish the back and then quilt it down. I will post more pictures then.