Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Quilters

So the happy quilters went on a local 3-day retreat and we certainly had a lot of fun stitching. I thought I would post a few pictures so you could see what some of us were up to.

Barbara put her beautiful blue and yellow log cabin quilt together. Her blocks were made using 2.5 inch strips. Blue and yellow are my two favorite colors, so I especially liked this quilt!

I had all of my log cabin blocks sewn and was determined to get the top put together over the weekend. The pattern is from a Jennifer Chiaverini book. This is the Underground Railroad quilt--I believe the book is called "The Runaway Quilt." Notice the black centers--they indicated the house was a stop on the Underground Railroad. I'm not sure about the history of that, but it makes for a beautiful quilt, doesn't it?! I started with 1.5 inch strips. There are 144 blocks, set 12 x 12. I can't wait to get this one quilted!

And the quilt above is Ann's version of the new Bonnie Hunter quilt "Easy Street." She toned down the colorway a bit by using all the same black-dotted fabric for the background, and she limited her greens to a few fabrics.

Here's a closeup of the block. I like it, Ann, good job!

I started two other projects...sometimes I just get into the mood to cut and sew! I found a cute baby quilt called "Baby Blues" and I'm working on setting those blocks together. And I'm working on another scrap quilt with 5 inch squares--cut from 1.5 inch squares. It's good and scrappy. So maybe I've made you curious?! Come back tomorrow and I'll snap a photo from my design wall.

till next time, keep stitchin!

1 comment:

  1. I love your log cabin quilt - great colors and the barn raising layout is my favorite.