Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dreams of Spring

Wow, I suddenly realized I've had a blinding love affair with Pinks! Glad I got that out of my system. This quilt is featured in the recently released (October 2011) Best Fat Quarter Quilts from Quilters Newsletter. The pattern for the quilt is included in the issue--click the photo above if you'd like to acquire a copy (likewise you can click the QN magazine image with Coming & Going to order magazine containing pattern). Even when using traditional patterns such as the long-honored Log Cabin, there is always creative room for exploring new block arrangements and embellishments. See full articles in these two Quilters Newsletter publications for detailed construction information. Now then, think I shall move on to the color aqua!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Coming & Going Modern Wall Quilt

In this post, you can see more clearly the versatile use of the Cathedral Window pattern. I have sewn the rounded edges of the "pancake" block to side one. Further design variations can be developed by forming patterns on each of the sides using the rounded "flap" edges. Topstitch some down on side one, some on side two.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Creative Visualization

Just when you think everything's been done that can be done in the way of piecing quilts, another idea comes floating down the stream. Check out the cover photo of the "Coming and Going" (get it--two sides, you can look at one side coming and the other side going) quilt on the Quilters Newsletter April/May 2011 issue above and you will realize it is composed of the Cathedral Window pattern. By taking this pattern and piecing each of the sides, patterning opportunities are endless with just this one pattern. You can view the photo below to understand the process of strip piecing the initial squares that make up the circular "pancake" blocks. or contact QNM for the full pattern for the pictured quilt. Now set your minds to studying on other blocks that you might piece to change the entire look of a quilt!