Hi again. First, thank you for all the support re: my wrist and for understanding that replying to comments is sketchy on my part. I appreciate your notes but just know its difficult, not impossible, but difficult to reply. Second, I had a pick-me-up the other day before I injured my wrist. This post was written last week.
Remember these?! You can find the pattern at Red Crinoline here. So much fun to make. The center block with frame is 6″ (so you have a point of reference). To get creative with the center element I copied blocks from the Cotton Club BOM to piece. Just so you don’t go thinking that center in the one below on was my idea.
I disliked this red and green one until I picked it up. Quilting makes the Quilt! Check out how nicely that finishes at the bottom there. Incredible. The color thread tones down that stark contrast of the red and white.
Cheddar, I love you.
These are all 3″ Baptist Fans with 1/2″ spacing between each line. Incredible.
I have a pink and green thing. This might be my favorite.
Save the best for last? This one was a crowd favorite.
I have a spot planned for these but everything is on hold. I’m getting an MRI and back to see the Orthopedic Surgeon next week. Maybe we’ll know something by then.
(PS: as an aside, I think its obvious I’m a Bonnie Blue/Red Crinoline fan. If you haven’t read their latest blog post – don’t miss it —-> here.
We have a top! (click pic) You may recall, we tried all sorts of settings and I lived with a couple on my design wall but this is the one I ultimately went with.
It feels great to have these blocks set. I absolutely loved making them. I would take them with me for handwork on sew days and I’d stitch them in the evenings on the couch watching classic movies like I do. I’d spend some days just pulling fabrics, making up new block combos.
Those half blocks were a thing. I considered making a half block but my brain got all twisted up. Ultimately I just went for the slice and dice method. I’ll share that sacrilegious experience in follow-up post. I took photos while I was doing it.
Due to the new financial constraints I’m sorta hung up on the quilting phase. I have an idea though. I am thinking straight lines top-to-bottom in the cheddar, maybe three or four and then something simple in the blocks. We shall see.
I hope you enjoy my quilt even if you aren’t a cheddar lover.
- The blocks are hybrid pieced. Partially machine and mostly hand-pieced using Inklingo.
- The cheddar is a Paula Barnes Companions 1038-0128
- Blocks are 12″ finished.
- The quilt is approx 68 x 75
Have a great day and I appreciate you stopping by to share! *karendianne.
(ps: if you haven’t tried Inklingo yet, I’m just going to use this opportunity to say – if I can do it, you can, too!)
Hi friends! I’m home today. Thursday is my usual day to get out and be with my quilting friends but the heat is overwhelming my health. I still sneak out in the morning when I can. I talk to the plants, water and love on ‘em. My fig tree though, my fig tree needs to be moved to ICU. It got cooked.
Being home today I can cook which needs to happen. Lentil salad probably. Limited cooking there.
Anyway, yesterday I started working on the Carpenter’s Wheel mock up options (click for close-up)
I don’t have much in the way of a beige neutral in my stash to cut up unless a decision is made so I did a true mock up. Below I went for it with the cheddar (with cute little brown stars). That was my original choice so I have the yardage on hand.
I’m going to live with this up on the wall for a few days, wake up to it and see how it feels in the morning then we’ll go from there.
If you don’t like cheddar this is going to make you puke but I’d enjoy hearing your creative thoughts just the same. I was thinking a brown binding whenever we get that far. (ps: Click here for a link to an 1860′s cheddar quilt.)
Now before I leave what do you think about this? I found it on Pinterest and it links back to Pieceful Kwilter here. I totally dig these tri hexagons. Just another nifty thing we can do with Inklingo! I might have to try it.
Thanks for visiting and be pieceful! *karendianne.