These quilts are leaving the closet for their forever homes via donation to various organizations.
Finished quilt is 58″ x 70″
This first quilt (above) is going to Freedom House in Greensboro, where they can use larger sized quilts.
And these three are going to Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati, where they request all quilts be 40″ square.
This first one is made from orphan blocks, from which I cut circles to be appliqued on the pre-quilted background. I just did meandering on the background, then used machine applique for the circles.
This green one was made from triangle swap blocks done with friends during the past year. The quilting gave me a lot of trouble; I think that was because I used Hobbs 80/20 batting that I’m not used to.
And this final one was a practice piece for a quilt I designed for Studio Stitch.
There! That cleared out the quilt closet a little! On to the next project…
I’ve made several “one block wonder” or “stack and whack” quilts, but when my friend Elisabeth was teaching a stack and whack star at Studio Stitch, I had a hard time not signing up for it. These quilts are so interesting!
This practice quilt is 54″ square
Instead, I resurrected the “4-patch posy” idea. I did that pattern years ago, too, and it was fun. I’ve since found another version of it, though I’m sorry to say I can’t find the link any more 😦
I made the 4-patch posy using some Laurel Burch fabric I’ve had forever, and it was a hit! My grandson went right over to it and started looking as soon as he came into the studio.
This was so much fun that I’m going to teach it in January.
Here are the quilt stats:
Name: Rumble in the Jungle
Finished size: 54″ x 54″
Design: Variation of 4-patch posy
Quilted by: Elisabeth Pugh
Today is Grandparents’ Day, in case you didn’t know. So, along those lines…I’ve found things during our move that I swear I’ve never seen before, though of course that’s unlikely. One such item was a very large damask tablecloth, probably linen.
I thought it had belonged to my grandmother, who was very much into fancy tables. (We’re talking multiple sets of china, flatware, etc.) However, the monogram marked it as having belonged to my great-grandmother, Ida Miller Ownbey (1862-1923).
Despite the beauty of the cloth and the handwork, there were several holes in it, and too many Sunday dinner leftovers to save it.
I threw it in the trash.
THEN I needed to spray baste a small quilt. I retrieved the tablecloth and used it to cover the garage floor for the procedure. Ha!
I was so glad it wasn’t wasted. May we all be so useful at age 100!
Here’s the last finish of August, made of HST (half square triangle) blocks left over from another project.
And here it is held out the window for me to photograph! I thought it would be fun to have my husband stand on the landing half way up the stairs and hold the quilt out the window. And it was fun!
Design by: me
Finished size: 50″ x 75″
Quilted by: Julia Madison
And just in case you asked, the quilt isn’t upside down in either picture. It’s ambidirectional–is that even a word?