Nothing goes to waste…

School is back in but I am stil in summer mode. Last week I did manage to

complete three fabric postcards though.

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This is my dad’s boat.  I used Inktense Pencils to color in the  picture.

Water is used to help the colors come to life but depending on the weave of

the fabric, the color may run into other colors too,  as in this case.

It reminds me of a watercolor painting.

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The same boat is used here too but I wanted to try out my Prismacolor

Pencils.  Once the coloring is completed, a fabric medium is used to seal in

the colors. Using different mediums give an entirely different look to the same

picture.

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Another boat-yes, it was a week for boats.  Prismacolor pencils

and a fabric medium were used here too.

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This is Bernice’s quilt. I love the big sqaures -what a great way to create a

quilt quickly and use up scraps too.

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I love creatively pieced backs.  It is a great way to use up all those extra blocks

that we sometimes have left over from the quilt top.

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These are the 48 blocks that I paper pieced last week and that caused me so

many problems and puckers. I was surprised that it only took me 1/2 hour to

rip off all the paper on the backs of these squares.

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The leftover scraps. I may attempt to make a quilt similiar to Kaffe  Fassett’s.

He used a triangular shape but pieced  it similar to a log cabin. I will include

pictures next week. I may try layering the strips on top of each other because

they are fairly slim.  Wish me luck. I may  have to use a stabilizer if any

puckering occurs again.  As you can see, nothing goes to waste. And yes,

I am OCD sometimes.

See you next week.

 

 

 

 

2 finished quilts

These are 2 quilts that belong to Dale. She has been a busy lady, completing these 2 large quilts.

She took a class at a local quilt shop and these are the results.

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The colors on this quilt are very rich looking.  There are 2 different types of pieced

blocks within this quilt top.

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Each “Star block” is different in the center than the others. It may look like

I am showing the same block repeatedly but if you take a closer look at the center

of the block, you will see that it is pieced differently each time.

In this example, there is a 16 patch block.

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In this block, it looks like a combination of a half square triangle and

a four patch. The outer star is the same throughout each block.

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I am unsure of the block name but here it almost looks like a cross with

4 outer half square triangles.

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A pinwheel is used in the center of the block this time. The outer border can also

be seen as well.

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This inner section almost looks like a Churn Dash.

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Again, a 4  patch and another cross.

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Spools are used in the center this time.

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A star within a star for the center section.

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Another cross with half square triangles.

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I think this is a Rail Fence.  As you can see, Dale chose a

panto for the quilting design.  A cream polyester thread was used for the

top and the backing as well.

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An interesting inner block.

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Half square triangles on the inside.  What an interesting idea!  Change up all

the pieced sections and use the same fabric for the whole top.

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This shows the other block that was pieced on the top. Straight lines add

another dimension to the top.

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I missed one block on the top.  It is a Friendship Star, I think.

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Here are the borders.  They are pretty neat as well.

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This is what the back looks like.  Again, you can turn the top

over if you want a different looking quilt.

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This is Dale’s second quilt. I am amazed that a whole new design and pattern

can be made from a single block.  Can you pick it out?

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A half square triangle is the block.  If you rotate it, it creates a spinning star design.

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A view of the side.  Dale chose a panto for this quilt as well. There are

alot of pieces so the panto design looks great.  I again used a cream

polyester thread for the top and backing.

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You will notice though, that some of the center of the blocks have a solid square

of fabric. This helps to create the design as well.

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Same design but different colors.

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The outside  borders are very pretty in color and match the rest of the quilt

perfectly.

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Here is a better shot of the outer borders.

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The cream backing for the quilt.  Again, you could turn it over

for the look of a whole new quilt top.

I hope that you are enjoying your summer.  I have managed to finish

another fabric postcard.  I will have pictures for you next week.