Monday, November 30, 2015

Project Quilting -- Snowball

I've had my block done for over a week; it just needed binding. This afternoon, I put binding on a quilt for my granddaughter and then attached the binding to this challenge block. About halfway through, it suddenly hit me: Today is the last day!!  Yikes--I got busy. 

My block is done. I actually worked on this shortly after the disaster in Paris. I was so sad about what had happened that it was easy to choose the colors to go with the blue. I had to use red and white, the colors of their flag. The pattern is called "Round the Twist."  I'm calling my quilt simply "For France."

 And a shot of the back:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Quincy Crazy Quilters 2016 Raffle Quilt

Quincy Crazy Quilters sent their 2016 raffle quilt to me a few months ago. I had so many ideas for this one, but then realized that not much would show up. Also, since it truly is a "gender-neutral" quilt, many of my ideas, which included feathers, weren't going to work if I wanted it to stay that way.

Its big, its bright, and it would look equally as good on a man's bed as a woman's. With that in mind, I decided to do the whole thing with geometrics and straight lines.

The geometric design was in the border and the center purple block--the only consistent fabric in the whole quilt!! The outside triangles got an outline.

A shot of the back...just a hodge-podge of lines!! (If you click on the pic, it will show more detail)