First, here’s the stack of quilts my group made for Ronald McDonald House:
Second, here are some other projects along the way:
Finally, the March finish (as in, I am DONE with this one!)
I bought this paper-piecing pattern for Storm at Sea in 2006 and cut the pieces over a (long) period of time with the intention of making it of scraps from other quilts. What I FAILED to do was to make a sample block before cutting the whole thing!!!
I wanted to paper piece this design so the points would be perfect. Instead, carefully piecing along the lines on the paper produced what you see above. The pattern and paper went into the trash, and the thousands of pieces I cut will be re-purposed!
I almost always make a test block, and now I expect it will be always-always instead of almost-always 😉
Ooo hard lesson on those paper pieced cuttings. 😦 But otherwise, I love the improv log cabin blocks near the top, and the great 24″ block of squares and strips. What a great way to use all those 2.5″ squares. It’s really pretty and easy to imagine combining for a fresh (heavy) quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for reading! Hopefully I’ll have the big blocks in a quilt before too long…
quite an interesting collection…..liked them all (even the one that didn’t turn out as intended!)
Thanks! See you soon!
Love the top blocks done ala Gwen Marston. Lovely quilts for donations, and they look beautiful grouped together!
I’m reading one of Gwen’s books now and expect to try more of her techniques. Love her quilts!
I have one of her books as well, and plan to do something along the lines of her design sense one of these days. She is a great minimalist! Post when you try her techniques, I love many of the quilts done by her friends and students as well, as much as hers!