My Mom really didn't' remember this project. It was with Apple Core lining stuff and many of them were already cut from paper for templates. When I got to looking through it and trying to figure it out I asked my Mom if it was okay to do something else since I really wasn't a fan of apple core, She said sure, she wasn't either. I added the deep burgundy and was able to get this nice lap sized throw. It will likely become a shroud.
When I saw this block I had to try it. Using more leftovers from my stash I was able to make a large throw size quilt. On a previous quilt I purchased an Omnigrid triangle tool with lots and lots of grid lines that I could first use to square up the bottom edge of the units and then use a Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmer after it was a HST. Really helped make sure I had a good point on the bottom so the secondary pattern worked out. Like usual, purple is very hard to photograph; first is washed out and second looks very grey.
After collecting purple fabric for several years, I had one UFO I was not pleased with in the color palette. When I saw the Lemon Star tutorial by Jenny, I loved it and thought I might be able to do it. So I just got started with whatever purple fabric I came across in my sewing closet. As I saw the fabrics coming together, I browsed MSQC and found the sashing, cornerstones, and border that brought it all together.
October 2019 my Mom, two friends and I made a quilt shop safari across two states to go to a Jenny Doan trunk show. This is made from the 5 inch squares that were in our swag bags. We “hit” four quilt shops on the way to my Mom’s house! 3 more on the way to the show! Next morning we headed back to my mom’s via another 5 quilt shops, a candy store, and an amazing yarn store. For good measure after leaving my moms we hit one more! It was an amazing trip, the trunk of the car was stuffed to the brim. I did a medium sized meander in all of the background squares the pinwheels would pop up. Likely will be a shroud but will let. Y Mom decide.
I created this pattern to pay homage to one of North America's beautiful native creatures, the luna moth. It is comprised of mostly half square triangles, with some flying geese and quarter square components. I (self-guided) quilted this on my Simply 16 long arm on little foot frame.
For my daughter's British roommate in LA. I've wanted to work in solids for a long time. I'm fascinated by doors--especially the ones people paint red to keep out evil spirits. This quilt design just evolved organically on the fly, as you can see. I just used colors that were pleasing together or NOT pleasing together from my box of solid scraps--mainly strips. I intended to use a sashing of checkered black and white squares, but it was just too much visually, so I pared it down by cutting these strips in half and adding black to both sides for a road. Designing as you go is not the easiest way to work. I was stuck on the bottom row for several weeks before it came together. Also, I took the bottom row apart twice... which is rare for me. I love the little mistakes in a quilt, like an occasional piece sewn wrong side up. But when a color snafu draws your eye to it in confusion or discomfort... that's a problem. My husband is a wildlife artist, and we discussed this top for quite awhile. He asked me, "Where does your eye go first? Then where does it move?" When I answered these questions I was able to figure out how to rework the bottom row for better color balance.