I've been waiting for the right challenge to incorporate Kim Lapacek's Dresden Neighborhood. Since this is the last month of the Focus Through the Prism challenge, I figured I'd better use it. The challenge block was the snowball. The center of my Dresden Plate is a snowball block. The white is a bunch of bits of fabric glued to a base, then sewn down. I added a few red snippets to make it look good. The center and the outside are quilted with a red iridescent thread. The blades on the Dresden are quilted with a white iridescent thread. I call it Atomic Snowball because I see the center is exploding in space.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Here it is. The second to last entry in the Focus Through the Prism Challenge. The inspiration block was 9 Patch. I call this Purple Rain.
I did some curved piecing and string piecing to make each of the nine patches. Some of the strips have small bits pieced in them. I quilted straight lines, from top to bottom, and varied the distance between the quilting lines. Hubby helped me decide what thread to use for quilting. The top half of each quilted line is done with a purple variegated cotton and a polyester iridescent threaded together through the needle. The bottom half of the lines are done in a solid purple cotton. The final touch was hot-fix crystals.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Made it with hours to spare! This wasn't even cut out yesterday. :) I'm calling it Orange Slices because it reminds me of the orange slice candies my husband likes to eat. Not much else to say about it because I have to go to bed--the first day of school is tomorrow.
Friday, July 31, 2015
The log cabin is one of my favorite blocks because there is so much you can do with that block. And that was a problem for me this month. I looked in all of my log cabin books, I looked on-line, I looked on Pinterest and saw tons and tons of log cabin variations. What kept popping in my mind as I was searching was a green log cabin with specks of colors. That design came to me so often, I decided not to fight it and made it. So, here it is......
Sunday, June 28, 2015
"Friendship lasts forever"....The lyrics to the Spice Girls song was going through my head as I made this quilt. So, of course the name of this quilt is Friendship Lasts Forever.
I changed the friendship star slightly. Usually, the center of the stars is a solid square, but I decided to bisect it on the diagonals. I like the movement this design element brought out.
I pieced the background directly onto batting, leaving the center area empty, then appliqued the interconnected blocks on top. I then put a back on the quilt and did some quilting through all three layers. You can't really tell very well, but I quilted lines from the corner of the center block in kind of a starburst pattern. I chose the blue background to represent space, and eternity, to show how long our friendship will last.
The piece is 20" square and was made in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
My friend, Kim Lapacek, has started a new series of quilt challenges for the rest of this year. She calls it Focus Through the Prism . We had to buy a special packet of rainbow colored fabric (ROYGBIV from Cherrywood). Each month, she challenges us by giving us a block as inspiration. We need to make a 20" quilt, inspired by the block, with one of the rainbow colors as a focus. For the month of May, the block is the Monkey Wrench. Here is my interpretation....