When I posted the latest mess, shown below, I got several helpful suggestions.
Nann suggested removing the borders and moving the blocks back to their original positions. I liked the idea of just removing the borders and sort of starting over, so that’s what I did.
The interesting thing is that this quilt was square without any effort. I hadn’t thought of quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) as a good way to get a square quilt, but apparently it was in this case, at least!
Name: Bauhaus II
Pattern: Bauhaus by Brigette Heitland
Made and quilted by me
Finished size: 44″ x 44″
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions!
So, I loved the Bauhaus quilt pattern by Bridgette Heitland. Here is my top finished, waiting to be quilted.
I changed a few blocks just for fun, and re-arranged them, but it’s basically still Brigitte’s design
It looked to me like a perfect quilt to do Quilt-As-You-Go (QAYG), so I pulled more fabric and got started.
I really didn’t like these fabrics as well as the brighter colors I used for the previous version, but it was fun to quilt the blocks individually.
After I got all the blocks quilted separately, I arranged them on the design wall.
But when I started joining blocks and adding borders, things went sideways!
Now what? I could remove the quilting and the borders, but I’m thinking I’ll just “redesign” the block arrangement! I know for sure those two striped blocks can’t be left next to each other like that!!!
A friend reported she had a shot of whiskey when she finally finished one of her projects. I’m pretty sure I’ll need one somewhere along in here!
Any ideas for this “slight error” (other than alcohol)?
Two of the ladies who took the shirt making class earlier this year have finished their shirts and allowed me to have pictures.
I love both these shirts! They each did a great job!
In other news, I got this quilt back from the quilter and did the binding. It’s made with Charley Harper fabrics to go with the hand made Charley Harper tiles on my fireplace.
With regard to the Charley Harper fabric: It is very high quality. It’s the only fabric I’ve ever seen that was all printed exactly on grain! You can see from the designs why this is important, but it’s a rarity. Here’s a closeup of one of the blocks and the binding.
And here’s a closeup of the tiles in the fireplace surround so you can see why the quilt needs to go in the living room! These Charley Harper tiles are from Motawi Tile Works.
Name: Charley Harper Love
Design: Modification of Elizabeth Hartman’s Rapid City
Finished size: 52″ x 66″
Made by: me
Quilted by: Walker Quilt Co.
I finished this quilt back in January but didn’t get around to blogging about it, so here goes…
I was on a magic kaleidoscope quilt kick, and this one was the last one. It was quilted by Walker Quilt Company, where they did an excellent job with an edge-to-edge design.
And here’s the whole quilt:
Here are a few of the blocks. There are no two alike!
Luckily there was enough fabric to put some on the back as well as in the border.
And here’s the binding. I did a double binding so there is some of the original fabric as well as the solid binding.
Name: Magic Kaleidoscope 3
Designed and made by me
Finished size: 56″ x 70″
Quilted by: Walker Quilt Co., Franklin, NC