The final steps of the mystery quilt are up! See the link under PAGES top right corner of the blog.
I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of what you’ve done!
This picture of a brick wall has been in my Inspiration File for some time. I love the “checkerboard” arrangement of the bricks. A recent challenge with friends gave me an opportunity to build my own brick wall quilt based on the picture.
I began with a piece of red upholstery fabric. I fused on some bits of batik fabrics, stitched on some gold mesh and added brown netting. Then I couched various yarns in place on top of that.
I cut this piece of fabric up into squares and rectangles to make the bricks in my wall. I was delighted to see that each piece was its own little composition. I stitched them together with “grout” and added more bricks in the “grout” fabric. Then I quilted it. I tried to pack down the plain bricks to put them into the background as the collaged bits are the main part of the design.
The piece is about 14” by 27”.
Today is the day that the first Scrap Squad post for 2014 appears. I’m so excited to be part of this group. You won’t get to see my version of the quilt for some weeks yet, but take a look at what Margaret did with the first assignment!
The Quilty Pleasures blog is here.
The quilter who left the box of fabrics at Eleanor’s door has been found! Mo didn’t know she was the subject of a search until she saw a write-up about the preemie quilts in the Merritt Morning Market.
Last week she dropped by Granny’s House where the quilts have been displayed, and was delighted to see what had become of the project she started. She tells us that soon after she had begun the project she found that it was more complicated than she felt she could handle as a new quilter. She left it at Granny’s House knowing that Eleanor would make sure it was completed.
Thank you, Mo, for helping us solve the mystery. And thank you for the quilts which join other donations to the NICU at our regional hospital.
A few weeks ago I was playing with some old strips from my scrap collection. See the post from January 13.
At that time I was wondering how these rather dated fabrics would work, especially since I did not take much time to blend them for a lovely colour run.
I now have them all cut and sewn together and I must admit to being rather surprised at how good those fabrics look together. I chose a wave type of pattern as that would distribute the colours fairly evenly across the top.
The piece does have a definite “late twentieth century” look, perhaps. Now it needs a border of some kind. Let’s see what I can find …