Barb (Fun with Barb) and
Randy (Barrister’s Block) and I wanted to do some sort of challenge that was
simple with very few rules. We decided on a medallion quilt where each of us
would choose a border. Sort of a “Round Robin” where the bird never leaves the
roost. We started with a center applique (or in my case this lovely cheater
panel!) and then chose the next 3 borders (in any order we pleased) – flying
geese, four patch, and half square triangles with stars as an added bonus if we
could work them in.
I finally finished mine over
the weekend. I use my favorite “eccentric” print from Marcus Fabrics and just
pulled scraps out of my bins. We had a lot of fun!
I also finished a baby quilt
top for my niece who is due in November. I made baby quilts for each of my 10
nieces and nephews when they were born and I have made one for each of their
children (14 thus far).
Diana’s nursery “theme” is
based on her love for the artist, Dahlov Ipcar. The giraffe and simple tree
shape along with the little flowers in the corner blocks were inspired by
Dahlov’s “Calico Jungle” book. I ordered a cute jungle print from Hancock’s but
when it arrived, I discovered it was a heavy indoor/outdoor fabric (no
attention to detail these days!), so I had to re-group. I looked around
“Alewives Fabrics” website and found this adorable print with little girls
climbing trees and the color was perfect!
Dahlov made only one quilt
(for her son) in the 1940’s, but she did make the most elaborate and colorful
soft sculptures. I wish I could have shared this quilt with her. She would have
loved it. She always told me she had no patience for quilting, but she loved to
look at them. She passed away in 2017 just shy of her 100th
Hope you all get some quilty
time this week!