Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More Old Pieces

With getting my entries ready for the quilt show and our weekend in Ann Arbor, I haven't been doing much else lately. In rummaging around through my pictures, I found some I had not put up on my blog. The first one is probably three or four years old and came from a book by Judy Sisneros called "9-Patch Pizzazz".

The feature fabric in this quilt was a fabric that is probably twenty or more years old. It is so very pretty. The quilt was fast and easy to make and I did my quilting with invisible thread. I used that a lot as I learned to machine quilt and still use it in some situations. Love the way going around the petals of the roses and other flowers creates a puffy look.

The one above is done in batiks and is another of the first ones that I machine quilted. This is also one of the few quilts I've done where the corners are mitered. Actually, that is not such a hard job if you don't need to match lines. I can't recall the name of the block - but it is a common one.
This is just a little one that I did from a block I found on
which has tons of patterns for blocks. That website has been there a long time and is fun to look through. The music tends to be annoying but that can be muted, I think. Lots of paper piecing and that is how this one is done. I just used some not so great batiks I had and it turned out not too bad. It would make a pretty cool large contemporary quilt. (Click to enlarge)


Beth Niquette said...

I especially love the flower quilt. What a beauty!

Chartreuse Moose said...

You amaze and inspire me...!!!

Karen said...

Three excellent quilts Carol!