Thursday, 15 March 2018
RAINBOW YANKEE PUZZLE
This is an old traditional block with a slight layout variation by Donna Lynn Thomas in her Anniversary Sampler Quilt.
Fabrics you will need:
Tone on Tone print fabrics ( no solids in this one!): Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, and Pink
I cut 4" squares to make my HSTs. You can check out the tutorial on this blog for HST Building instructions here.
You will need 16 HSTs.
2 of each:
Black and red, black and yellow, black and blue, black on violet.
1 of each:
Black and orange, red and orange, black and green, yellow and green, black and indigo, blue and indigo, black and pink, violet and pink.
Lots of trimming, but it's worth it.
Now you simply lay out the blocks.
Now start pinning and put it all together to make a fun rainbow.
And since it's as easy to make 2 of each HST, why not make 2!
Block lotto rules as usual, and have fun.
one block = one ticket, so make one, make two, make a whole bunch.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Quilt Name: Maple Spirit
Quilt Size: 72x90
Design by: Nicole Hannah
Blocks by: MQG Victoria members
Top assembled by: Stacie Wilson, Kelly Levant, and Nicole Hannah
Maple Leaf constructed by: Heather Beiermeister, Netta Brown, Anna Echols, Nicole, and Pam Brown
Generally awesome assistant and quilt advice giver: Pam Brown
Quilted by: Nicole Hannah, Handwrought Quilts
Binding by: Barbara Gilbert
|Hanging at QuiltCon, picture from Jan Hampton|
|Our label from QuiltCon|
The blurb reads: This quilt design was inspired by a random Canadian conversation about Coast Guard ships, gingerbread houses, the Quiltcon charity quilt palette, modern traditionalism, and the country's sesquicentennial celebration.
Saturday, 10 March 2018
She said a range of values is what makes a quilt, and the most important thing is to recognize subconsciously what it is you like. At quilt shows, she will walk by 95% of the quilts because they don’t move her, and spend a lot of time looking at the 5% that do. You’ll never design quilts you’re happy with until you learn what your 5% is, and what matters is that you are happy with your quilt!
In addition to showing many quilts, Lorna passed several of them around the room so we could feel them – a treat, as many of her quilts are made of kimono silk with silk batting, so they are soft, lightweight, breathable but warm, and fit into regular washing machines.
Thank you, Lorna!