Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nancy Sonneborn's Fabulous Fandango Quilt!

This stunning Fandango quilt is a recent finish by Nancy Sonneborn. What a beauty! Her blocks have a lot more pieces than mine. I love it! See the pattern for Fandango in the sidebar on the right.

This is what Nancy had to say about her quilt:
My fans started out a little wonky but improved as I kept at it.  They are all in the quilt and now,  I cannot tell which ones I questioned the execution of.  All the blocks are from multiple scraps I cut before beginning.  No blocks are identical but because I only used the original cuttings the colorway extends throughout.  The most fun happened once I began putting it together.  It did take a while for that time to come but the final product is so worth it.  I do love your patterns and "sewing by eye."   

Friday, August 31, 2018

"Bird House" by Karen Griska for Curated Quilts

This is my submission for Curated Quilts' Mini Quilt Challenge for an upcoming issue featuring house quilts. This is "Bird House." It measures16" x 16."

The actual colors are clearer and prettier than shown in this photo. It is machine pieced, machine appliqued, raw-edge appliqued, and machine quilted. The house door is a yoyo.

You can see all of the wonderful quilts that have been submitted by clicking here.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Day Three - Hat by Arturo Rios

Day three: Another creation by talented California hat-maker Arturo Rios. He avoids the challenge  of finding outfits to go with this hat. These incredible hats really feed my creativity!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Day Two - Yellow Hat by Arturo Rios

Another fabulous hat by California hat-maker Arturo Rios. This will jump-start our creativity!
One more hat tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Three Days of Hats - All by Arturo Rios

Arturo Rios is a fabulous hat-maker in Los Angeles, California. He offers his collection for sale on Etsy: Arturo Rios. I'm enjoying looking at his hats; it sparks my creativity. I'll feature another one  Friday and Saturday.

Now I need a formal outdoor event to go to. I don't know if I could pull this off, though. Could you?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Big Selvage Pillows

Barbara Cain is the author of "Go Big Go Bold, Large Scale Modern Quilts" and her quilts have appeared in many magazines too. She thought it would take a long time to save enough selvages to make anything, but creating these two beautiful selvage pillows (24" square) hardly put a dent in her selvage stash. Barbara used muslin foundation strips. You can read more about this project on her blog: Modern Quilting by B. Nice job Barbara!