(40" x40")The crayons I was given for the Springfield QU Chapter 2015 Colorforms Challenge were red-violet and yellow-orange; the two shapes were rectangle and triangle. In a book in the library I saw a photo of a quilt with offset Churn Dash blocks. I used four Jinny Beyer fabrics along with background fabric leftover from another quilt. This quilt will be donated to Operation Homefront for a baby shower gift. I quilted this in a wavy horizontal line pattern traced from a Sue Pelland ruler.
"Think Inside the Box"
(54" x 54")
In July 2014 I attended a workshop at Mid-Appalachian Quilters taught by Jeannette Pie. The pattern was "Think Inside the Box" by Cathy Wierzbicki. I selected a palette of patriotic fabrics thinking I would give this quilt away when completed. After sewing the intricate piecing, then developing and executing the quilting designs, I think I'll keep this one, at least for a while.
"Down Memory Lane"
(75" x 57")Made of a cacophony of fabric from my 2-1/2", 3-1/2", and 4" scrap drawers this quilt is a memorable collection of fabrics I have used in quilts throughout the past twenty years. Absolutely nothing was purchased specifically for the creation of this quilt - even the batting and backing were already in house. The quilting is vertical wavy lines - what I call my "organic quilting." Thank you Gyleen Fitzgerald for the online mystery in January-February 2015.
(98" x 80")In October 2005 six members of Springfield QU (Pam, Cindy, Aby, Marcia, Judy, and me) selected the pattern "Just Ask" by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company as a joint project. We each made four patches and also cut the other dark/medium fabrics to swap. I completed the top within a year, even expanding it by adding an extra pattern repeat to make a rectangular quilt for a queen bed, but it took me another nine years to decide how to quilt it. This was my first use of Hobbs wool batting and I quilted it on the diagonal, again using a Sue Pelland ruler to trace the curves.