The Cat in the Hat & Samantha

Posted Sunday, June 1st, 2014 in Quilting | Read More

I made a Dr. Seuss quilt using two different panels of fabric.  The large image of the cat was one panel and the smaller sections were  another panel.  I did not have a pattern for this quilt. I pieced the checker board sections and the stripes plus the blue sashing to fill in between the blocks. I quilted it with a large meandering pattern.

I saved the best for last! This is my granddaughter Samantha, the recipient of the quilt.

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Piecemakers Challenge

Posted Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 in Quilting | Read More

My small quilt group, Piecemakers, has a fabric stash that we recently organized by refolding. Everything is now folded to the same size and is more accessible. We were challenged to take a few pieces from the stash and make a quilt. The finished quilts will be put in  our quilt bank for emergencies.

I chose a panel of fabric and used my fabrics to make a pieced border for the quilt. The panel was not an even measurement that matched the size pinwheels I made. I added solid black to the left side and bottom of the panel to make the border fit the panel. My idea was to only border the sides on which the black fabric was added.

I put the quilt top over my frame and left it there for a few hours. Every time I walked by it, I thought it looked unfinished. I decided to add pinwheels all around the quilt for a finished look. I think I like this better.

Which do you prefer?

My next decision is to choose a thread color for quilting. I am thinking of a bright variegated thread.

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