This past week has been interesting once again.
I am sure that you remember this quilt, made by
Darlene Donohue, from South Carolina. Well, she
got an email this past week asking her for permission
for her quilt to be in the 2018 AQS Calendar. Yup, this is
the quilt that keeps on giving.
Way, to go Darlene!!
Besides this news, I am working away on Connie’s quilt.
It is a real beauty and I will have lots of pictures when it
is finished. Here are a few of what I have completed thus
Lots of grid work and mashing down of the fabric. Using 2
battings also helps the fabric to puff up and give loft to
the less quilted areas. It almost looks like trapunto but
less time consuming than the traditional way of
stuffing areas and cutting off the excess batting.
4 of the 9 blocks have alot of piecing in them. But it works well for
Again, you can see that I have also inserted a circle in one
part of the pieced block. Mainly to add interest and I am
becoming a little more brave with dividing up this large
space instead of just quilting around all those squares.
Here are my carrots. This was the stage I was at a few weeks ago.
I am really enjoying this color challenge and am hoping to have
it all completed by the end of the summer. That is the plan for now.
This is my new and improved “Yellow ” section. I know it looks like a lot
of green but when you look at Joan Wolfrom’s Color Tool, there is alot
of green when grey and black are added to the color yellow.
If you have noticed all the dots in the picture, these dots are really
pins that are holding the fabrics together. Susan Carlson’s
fabric collage technique is how I am creating this piece.
Eventually, all the fabrics will have to be glued down and then
Here is where I am currently at. I have to find some time this week to
complete this “Red” section. Again, this color tool has alot of pink in
the color red. I am learning so much about color and am thoroughly
enjoying this exercise. Hopefully, there will be more pictures and
progress for next week. What do you think thus far?
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