Two small quilts came in yesterday from Joan Taylor. The first is a Noah's Arch theme panel. The second is small vibrant quilt made from the remnants of a larger quilt Joan has been talking about since we met. If this is a prelude, then super WOW!
Noah's Ark quilted on 04/03/2011. Teal & Purple quilted on 04/04/2011.
This amazingly beautiful quilt has 100 9" square blocks arranged in 10 rows and 10 columns. Starting in the upper left hand corner, the blocks gradually get darker towards the lower right hand corner. So many different fabrics so beautifully laid out. Impressive!
I knew I wanted to use the Vintage Butterflies in a quilt the moment I saw thefabric. Joanne worked her magic & put it together for me. I will make this as quickly as possible for display as a shop sample until I get a buyer! This will be my 4th project using the pattern "Just Can't Cut It" by All Washed Up. It is a great pattern when one wants to feature a particular fabric. The blocks are large & simple with only a few points to match, so the piecing is a snap--just what beginners need & what quilt shops sell!
I looked and looked for a wheat pattern but alas, none would do. I asked Sandy! She came up with a simple wheat design that can be used in a variety of ways. I love it!
March - July on display at Ye Olde Forest quilt shop
July 23: I am bringing this quilt home tomorrow & will start on the binding.
08/15/2011: Binding is done.
My daughter eventually bought this quilt as a permanent shop sample.
When I made my quilt from this fabric line, I was hesitant to use the reds I originally selected so I bought more fabric and made some blocks that were more subtle. When I went with my original plan, I packed up my leftovers and rejects, knowing i would never use them and shipped them with her last quilt. Here they are back again incorporated along the diagonals of this quilt, the 4th quilt made from the Park Avenue fabrics I will longarm. Each is so very different! The other three are:
What Quilt Queues Look Like