December 2016

Happy Winter!

 

Did anyone see Cheryl Arkison on The Quilt Show?  I've been playing with her quilt slab concept for the past couple of days, and they are just plain addictive and such an incredibly good way to use up scraps - of which I have a small mountain worth.  You can see Cheryl's work here:

http://www.cherylarkison.com/

A Finish, A Success, and a Disaster

The revisited Lemoine Star quilt top is finished, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  (Not a Y seam in there anywhere!) My apologies for the lousy picture, but its bigger than my design wall, and while I would normally take it outside to photograph, there's a snow storm happening out there right now, so not going there!  It will be for sale on Ebay in the new year.

Machine Quilting Practice

From my "things I did not expect to enjoy" experiences, machine quilting on my Juki is becoming a very pleasant surprise! 

Tweaking an 8 Point Star, and a Rainbow

I might just know where the pot of gold is! 

I was working on 8 Pointed or Lemoine Stars today.  I love this block, but I don't love setting in the side triangles.  So . . . .  with a bit of tweaking on EQ7, if you add an extra line or two, they can be paper pieced, with no side triangles, and the added benefit of a two color background.