Saturday, April 29, 2017
Next Window Quilt
Next Window Quilt
One Yard Wonders:
I pulled all the one yard neutral fabrics I had on hand (audition process), and paired them hunks of random darker drab fabric.
This block is Hampton Roads 1860-1870 Civil War inspired reproduction fabric by Barbara Brachman, and the modern gray frame is Quilt Wisconsin 2015 by Jeanne Horton for Moda.
Gathering fabrics didn't make any new space in the CAVE (a double door cabinet) where I store stacks of folded leftover cotton fabric. At one time, I had all the stacks sorted by color, but over time--I've made them messy again. Ha!
Note to myself about the stacks of folded leftover cotton fabric:
1) measure hunks of leftover fabrics in the cabinet
2) tag with yardage info, and price to sell ($2.00 a yard)
3) put into shallow plastic tub(s)
4) sell at summer craft shows
5) one day, your son will be very glad you had the good sense to do this.
I know you are expecting to see a photo of the CAVE where I store hunks of fabric. Those photos are in the same folder where I put scary Halloween stuff.
Ok, ok. Back to the Next Window Quilt
Olive with Rosebuds Sashing:
That bolt of fabric has been lost in plain sight for a long time. Lost, but not unloved.
So why have I waited such a long time to use up these fabrics? BECAUSE, they are muted . . . and I've become a very loud SCRAPPY QUILTER for several years.
Muted Colors for Next Window Quilt
Oh shoot me . . . look at all those "L"s
My given name is Linda. And Oh L . . . I didn't do this on purpose.
I was just playing around with a Lincoln Log block by Carol Hopkins from her Civil War Legacies I Quilt Book. Every single quilt in her book is fabulous.
Uft-dah . . . making a queen size quilt of 4" blocks would take me a very long time.
Nonetheless I was inspired and made the block bigger (unfortunately not prettier).
It's a "L-of a big block" for sure.
Above: you can see a sample of the backing fabric (olive floral), and a leftover block sitting on top the backing sample. The first item of business is checking the quilt frame for square and level, then load the backing.
The 3 leg Grace Company Quilt Frame has seen a lot of improvements since I bought mine in 2013. I check and tweak my frame every new quilt start.
Did you know there is a little elf who comes in, and nudges it out of square when I'm not looking? Yep--that's true.
Thanks you for stopping by and looking at my things Next Window for me is working on beaded wool purses next month. Hope you visit me again. Here's a preview of some woolies I'm working on.