Sunday, May 29, 2016

Look What Pauline Did























Pauline started with a Shoo Fly block; cut it into quarters; and reassembled the quarters to make a new block. She then used the new block to make this quilt.

If you are having trouble picturing the Shoo Fly block it looked like this:









Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Look What Darla Did
















Darla made a large version of my Disappearing Shoo Fly design.

"I could not believe how easy it was to do this quilt. I really think it should be done as a quick & easy video, and I think people would flock to this design....Can't wait to quilt this thing, but I have a few more ahead of this in line!"

Darla sometimes goes by the name of Scientific Quilter.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Look What Wendy did


















Wendy sent me this picture of her version of my Disappearing Shoo Fly quilt.

Here's what she had to say:


"Hi!! I am the Australian tourist whose Canadian cousin challenged me at Drumheller last July to replicate your 'Disappearing Shoofly' in my own colours. I really appreciated your permission to photograph the quilt and have regularly checked your website- and will continue to do so. The colours were inspired by our lovely white beaches with waters that go from teal to deep blue, plus the colours of desert sand hills. Happy memories."

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A Do Over

Modified Clay's Choice

This quilt top design was based on a modified Clay's Choice block.

It needs a border. I don't want to do a plain border. I want to do something that relates to the design itself.

Monday, February 29, 2016

A Do Over

Nine Patch En Point

29 November 2014 I was wondering if I could design an interesting quilt using only Nine Patch blocks.

This is one of the quilts I came up with.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Do Over

Ottawa
In April of 2015 I designed this block and this quilt top.

I wonder if I can improve it by adding a new border?




Friday, February 26, 2016

A Do Over

Mix & Match # 1

Last year some time I cut a Jacob's Ladder block into 4 quarters and then did the same with an Ohio Star block. I shuffled the pieces and came up with two new blocks. Then I used the blocks to design a quilt top.






The quilt top deserves a better border than the one I gave it. So I thought it was time I did something about that.