I'm a little stumped on what to title today's post. The word that comes to mind is WILD! Last night I asked my husband what he thought of this project, and all he could say was "WILD!" One of my daughter's words to study in reading this week was WILD. We have been reading it, spelling it, and talking about it's definition for the last 5 days. So I guess I have WILD on the brain, as they say.
It is very satisfying to have this little quilt finished - just needs binding. It is to be a wall hanging in our living room. We were visiting Sandusky, OH, about a month ago, and I visited a wonderful little quilt shop there called Mabel & Ethel's Quilt Shoppe. There I purchased a Moda layer cake called Jelly Bean Batiks and a pattern from Sweet Jane called Wishing On A Star. The finished size is 40 x 53, and it uses the layer cake and just a couple of 2-1/2" strips for the borders.
It seems I almost always have a quilt loaded on the longarm machine, but I also usually have a piecing project going on, too, that I can work on a little here and there. This little quilt has been my recent piecing project, and it went together really fast. I just quilted it in a couple of hours this morning. I like it a lot, and it will definitely brighten up a wall.
Forgot to mention that I tried out another of my new pantograph designs called Persian Paisley. It's a fun one! Here are some more pics for your enjoyment.
Earlier this week I also finished up 2 client quilts for Sarah who is the owner of the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe nearby in Evans City, PA. If you haven't been there before, you should definitely check out this shop. All the gals there are very friendly and helpful, and they have a variety of different styles of fabric lines, really something for everyone, and they offer classes on different quilting techniques. You won't be disappointed! I was very happy that Sarah asked me to quilt for her!
I used the Bauhaus pantograph with gray thread. It is a nice contemporary look. This quilt has a nice mix of fabrics that can be found at the Little Foot. I think my favorite was that print with the cherries.
That's what I have for show-and-tell this week.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and visit!
I'll be linking up with
Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday
Richard and Tanya Quilts Link A Finish Friday.
I hope you make time this weekend to sew something
(or shop for fabric and think about sewing something)!!
4/29/2014 06:16:15 pm
Terri, I love your work. The red and white and black quilt is adorable. As a beginner quilter and aware of my frustration level, I look for patterns that use square corners and straight lines. This quilt does both of those. The four-piece block that works out to be a square is a super idea-generator; I like the ideas it gives me as I look at it more and more. Three colors only too is an interesting switch on my mostly scrappy work.
4/30/2014 11:14:59 am
Lynda - I appreciate your nice comments! I didn't piece the red, white, and black one, just longarm quilted it, but I agree it is a nice pattern for beginners, and the colors are very cool. I have some fabric with larger prints, and I may make one similar to this to showcase them without cutting them into pieces that are too small. Thanks for following my blog!
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