Thursday, August 4, 2011

Challenging myself

Last month I went back to Wisconsin for my class reunion and saw my best friend from school, Marcia. She has always been a wonderful artist, and showed me a photo of a 'wooden quilt' she made for her garden. I was really impressed and wondered if it would make a nice 'real' quilt. Well...OF COURSE!! Here are the two quilts and I am here to report the 'real' quilt has been mailed to Marcia as a surprise. Yes, I am a nice person. Most quilters are. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Four to Nine

follow along with the photos and see if you figure it out!

Having fun

I have been back to work this week now that my sister is gone, but I allowed time for my quilts, too. I have a retreat coming up, so I had to come up with my new project. My friend Carole sent me a wonderful block that uses a technique to transform four patches into nine patches. Once I got started making them, I was hooked. My sister made one quilt using a more controlled palate and I made mine from a Bali layer cake. ( 10" squares). Here are the pictures of what I came up with for the project in two sizes.Go to the next entry to see how it's done.