Thursday, February 26, 2015

Nice Quilting

Look What Michelle Did
















Michelle did a great job of quilting her version of my Patricia/Ribbons quilt. I am impressed.

To learn more about the ideas behind what she did and to see closeups of the quilting visit her blog.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Do Over

Seebe

























Seebe is one of my older quilt experiments. I want to tinker with the elements that make up Seebe and see if I can find something new. Something I didn't think of way back then.

Seebe starts with a unit that is colored 2 ways.
The units are combined 2 ways to make the 2 blocks that combine to make Seebe.





Starting with the unit in outline I can try coloring it various ways. I can then arrange those units to make a variety of blocks and quilts.





Here are some of the quilt designs I find when I do that:







None of these look like Seebe and none of them look like each other.

The Seebe unit can be used a lot of different ways.

This is true of any unit used to make a block and of any block used to make a quilt. Change the way it is colored and you change the block. It becomes a new block. Your block.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Do Over

Campsie

























Campsie is one of my earlier quilts. Back then I thought a block was a block. That what you saw was what you got. A block could be colored different ways and the results would all be different but not really different. I thought every block had it's own unique identity.

This is the Campsie block as I designed it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ontario Series # 7


St Thomas

























My Ontario Series of quilt designs use what I consider to be non-traditional blocks. St Thomas is no exception.

It's a simple block and easy to paper piece. It's also asymmetric which is why I think it makes a good block.





Here are some of the things I discovered I could do with it:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Ontario series #6

Bolton


























My Ontario Series uses blocks that are made using paper piecing. This is because the blocks employ non-standard triangles.

However, that doesn't make them difficult to sew. Using the freezer paper piecing method they are actually very easy to sew.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nine Patch



















I got to thinking about a Nine Patch block. Somehow it looks very different on point.





Saturday, November 8, 2014

Partial Block #2

What if

Clay's Choice

Wasn't All There?





What if I removed a quarter of a Clay's Choice block? What could I do with what was left?