Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wool Heart Sampler block


My quilt guild: The Quilt Guild of the Greater Houston  ( www.qgghouston.org)has a biennial show and there is always an auction to benefit the guild. 
My Woolie Bee, is making a sampler quilt with 6.5" blocks. It is all wool, of course. 
The background is the same; but the heart center is where you can do anything as long as it has a heart.
 This is my block. It is one to rest the eyes; not to call attention to itself.
 It is embroidered with the Palestrina stitch around the hearts, cross stitch in the center of the small heart and beads on the large heart.
I know this talented group will make an amazing quilt.

The next show is on May 5-6, 2017.
It is called "Joy of Quilts."





Thursday, April 28, 2016

Basket weave in batik

Just finished this quilt top to a 71" X 90" to donate to a local shelter. It started as a Bee challenge and with the request for quilts by this entity; it grew to the required size. 
Basket weave block  is: 8.5" X 10.5"

A little close up

Block of the month for 2018

There are a lot of new sew along for 2018. They all sound so exciting. But this one will probably make my list. I love this style.     ...