I took the chance over the last few wonderfully sunny days to photograph some projects, as well as do tons of laundry to blow dry on the line!
This a Sawtooth Star quilt:
It is a variation of a quilt I have done for the Jelly Roll book that comes out in the Autumn from Search Press. This one is in solids, something that I don't use very often, but if you go over to see Jane, they have been having a 'Sew Into Solids' event and I think this week is week 10. It is great to see how these fabrics have been used, and might inspire you to think about your solids!
Keep your eyes open on the blog for another of these quilts that I am stitching from a lovely new line of French fabrics that are now available over here from Eternal Maker. I will have something to show by the end of May!
The next quilt is a variation on one called Woven Throw that I am teaching at Eternal Maker at the end of May:
This is a summery version of the quilt made from a range by Basic Grey from Moda. The original quilt is autumnal, so I am really pleased to be able to show a more Spring like version too!
And here are a few shots of the Hexagon quilt I brought last week:
This is the back. It was the first sight I had of the quilt, and even that is stunning!
This is the back of the border of the quilt. The quilt is huge, and these hexagons are about 1/2in on each side. Although you can sew something like this for years from scraps, this quilt is very organised in pattern and layout. All the cream fabric between the patterns is the same, and the fabrics for the blue, yellow and red in the border is all the same.
The front of the quilt, the border edge:
If you look in the bottom right corner of the picture above you can see there is a 1970's fabric. This quilt has been repaired in places as the fragile fabrics have torn. This adds to the charm and the story of this quilt for me. It will be great to try to date more of the original fabrics.
Some of the patches at the edge have paper still in them, but from what I can see it is plain and not written or printed on. I feel quite inspired to continue with more hexagon quilts now, but perhaps just one tiny one as opposed to all of the huge ones I have been stitching! I will look out for some paper pieces when I am at Quilt Market this week!
And in case you thought I had forgotten……. the winner of the Apple Core pieces cut on the Sizzix BIg Shot is…………
I have emailed you for your address! Have fun with those shapes!
I am off to Kansas City this week for the trade show, so look out for posts over the next week from the great quilters who post from the show!
I will let you know how I got on when I get back in a week. But if you are at the show, come by to say 'Hi!' as I am on the Landauer Booth!