Monday, 23 March 2015

I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You




Well I managed to stick to the colourways that I was trying to use this time ... mostly ... ;-)

I pieced like mad on a rainy Saturday, while Ton Waits blared away on the CD player.  It is a pretty simple quilt, but I like it.

I've named this one "I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You" ... with thanks, of course, to Tom.

WOW ...
This one is my twentieth quilt since I started to quilt ... one year ago right about now.  What a wonderful year it has been!

With so much gratitude, I say ...
Life is good!





Leather and Lace

I really wanted to try something using colourways that aren't part of my usual pallet ... but while I was working on this one, the sun came out and Stevie Nicks ended up on the CD player.  What can I say!  My quilts just grow.

Even though I ended up brightening it up considerably, I still really like this one.  

"Leather and Lace" ... with thanks to Stevie for the name.


This is the back of the quilt.  I had Deanna Gaudaur quilt it with dark purple thread so that back would look good as well.


And I still think that a quilt should have function, so I wash all of my quilts, and curl up with a magazine or to watch TV, at least once, with each of them.  The washing gives them added texture and dimension. I also like to know that everything is colour fast.  And they need to pass my 'snuggle factor' test.
:-)


I don't think that I used a pattern for this quilt, although more experienced quilters can likely find a label for what I have done.  I like to think that it is an original design, but I realize that there are no new ideas.  Whatever I can imagine, has surely been done before.
This design is very simply based on multiples of 3" ... 3", 6", and 9" squares ... with 3" by 6" and 3" by 9" pieces.
Most of the fabrics are from the Kaffe Fassett Collective, although, the solid, inner border and the backing are not.  It is a smaller quilt, lap sized at 49" by 59".
I am having some appraisal work done on my quilts to help me price then, but this one will be for sale.

Been Farming Long?

This one was made for a baby about to be born into one of my favourite families.  He'll be a farmer, to be sure.

Life is good!


Sunday, 8 March 2015

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

This is my 17th quilt.

I LOVE this fabric!  It is made by a woman in Tanzania in small batches.  She is paid a fair wage, and supports her family.
When I work with this fabric, I can almost hear her humming!

This is my second quilt with these fabrics, and in this style.  I have one more in the works.

This is what I was singing as I worked on this one ...




Where the Streets Have No Name


 Freshly back from my quilter.  What an amazing job she does!

I love the backing as well.  It is a fabric designed by my first quilting teacher, Elaine Quehl.  Lovely!





This one is ready for my quilter.  I fell in love all over again with U2 The Joshua Tree while I was working on this one.  What a great CD.

And this quilt just feels like it should be called ... 'Where the Streets Have No Name'.

Sing along ...

I'll post new pictures once we have it quilted.