Thursday, December 31, 2009

Skating in under the deadline... kind of.

I worked all week on getting this top made and finished it this evening. I guess technically it's not a finish because it's not quilted, but this is as finished as most of my quilts ever get. LOL!
I loved watching everyone post their projects and learned a lot this past year. Thank you everyone, and most of all, Jackie for all the work you put into this. It was really fun and inspirational.

You can read more about it at my blog:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Finally a Showing for 2009

Hi everyone, I have finally had the time to post my black/white with a touch of pink for 2009. This little quilt measured 24x24 that I made for a quilt swap. It is now with its new owner and she is very happy with it. I will be making a full size quilt in the coming year. I have really enjoyed looking at all the lovely quilts and bags that have been made. Can't wait to see what everyone does this coming year with the theme.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Black and White and Red Zig-Zag

The whole thing, 66" X 96", hanging on the quilt wall in the kitchen this afternoon.

Closeup of my LA quilter's excellent idea for the quilting pattern.

Small view of the background B&W batik while I was putting on the binding.

This has several different Reds.
The Zig-Zag pattern is a simple two-rail fence explained into a zig-zag by Amandajean at .

Sara Homeyer

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My 'SIMPLE' B/W Finish

I struggled all year about how I wanted to do my quilt. As I thought about it I decided I wanted it 'simple' and to have the BLACK as my dominate color without it being ALL black. Well, I guess it turned out simple enough and I made it about lap size. This most definitely WAS a challenge for me.....but, I guess I can say I am happy with it. I have more photos posted on my blog.....Brown Dirt Cottage. Thank You Jackie....this was fun!!!!
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Wonky Blocks

I love my wonky blocks - after taking inspirition from Jacquie and her Orange Crush quilt - here is my humble sample.

I've loved working on this and I must say it has urged me to look at more contemporary designed quilts, both pieced and appliqued.

There is one small section however which needs a little TLC, I've got one slight mishap on a seam, which unfortunately I only noticed when 90% of the quilting was complete. So I'm considering adding a applique patch just to cover and protect that one section.
Thanks for the challenge - it took me a while to get going but once I'd decided on a designe that I was happy with, I was determined to finish before the end of this year.