Friday, August 28, 2015

Quarter of Nine #19

Calico Puzzle

A disappearing block is a traditional block that has been cut into four quarters and then reassembled.

I enjoy designing with disappearing blocks. I thought I'd take another stab at Calico Puzzle.

I played with the color a little each time but I decided to rearrange the four quarters the same way each time. The different quilt designs are the result of playing with the setting for the new Disappearing Calico Puzzle block.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Quilter's Connection


This is a quilt I designed and made using a Northcott panel.

The panel was given to three different designers, Susan Jensen, Jean Boyd an me. Our designs and the patterns for them can be found in the Fall (September) issue of Quilter's Connection Magazine.

I've never worked with a panel before. It was a new experience. Rather than simply add a border around the panel, I decided to cut the panel into three pieces and insert the word "Imagine".

Why "Imagine"? Well, because it was a picture of a reindeer made of snowflakes that had come together  like a super-dense constellation of stars in the night sky. I'm asking you to imagine that and then imagine even more.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Quarter of Nine #18

 Calico Puzzle

 Twin Star
Jacob's Ladder
Card Trick

Monday, August 17, 2015

Four Friends Quilt 4

Look What Susan Did

A while ago I taught a class on sewing my Four Friends pattern to the members of the Fabric Stashers Guild here in Calgary.

Each one turned out  a little different. This is the one Susan did.

I'm not sure but I think those are Susan's fingers. If they are, then that's Susan hiding behind her quilt.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Festival of Quilts Quilt


My wife Linda and I were the guest speaker at the Festival of Quilts Saturday night dinner here in Calgary.

This is the quilt Linda made for the occasion. I think she did a wonderful job of quilting it.

I designed the quilt and block and named them after her.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Festival of Quilts Quilt

Every May there is a Festival of Quilts in Heritage Park, which is in Calgary where I live.

This year my wife Linda and I were asked to be the guest speaker at the Saturday night dinner.

I made this quilt for the occasion.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mix & Match #4

Kansas Star

In my last post I made new blocks from each of these color versions of Kansas Star by cutting each block into quarters and then reassembling the quarters differently. I then used the new blocks in quilt designs.

What if I take two quarters from one block and two quarters from another block and use those to make a new block?