Archive for October 2012
Welcome to my blog and my entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
The quilt is called “Adalida” and the cat is Rion. He wanted to help me with my photo taking this morning. Unfortunately, it’s a little overcast here, so the pictures are a little dull.
The blocks in this quilt were made for me in a block exchange group I was part of for 3 years. The center block was my contribution.
Over the next 9 months, each of the ladies in the group made a 12 inch square block that met my requirements, using fabrics that I provided, or from their own stash. My only real request was that they use purple, green, and gold in their blocks.
The four corner blocks and the sashing I added during a retreat weekend. I had a long-armer quilt it for me.
I know that I was the first one in the group to have a completed quilt, and I may still be the only one 4 years later to have one! I do have blocks for 2 other quilts from the same group…well, the members changed up a little in the 3rd year…but, they are in my WIP closet. One has turquoise and brown blocks and the other has batik New York Beauty blocks.
I wanted something “New Orleans-y” for the name; hence “Adalida” the old George Strait song about a pretty little Cajun queen.
Approx. 57″ square
Paper piecing, traditional piecing
Quilted by Mike Taylor
Best Category – group quilt or wall quilt
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A couple weeks ago, the calendar said “autumn”, but our weather has not. Although, this week has been so very nice; Sunday we turned off the a/c and opened the windows.
I took down the summer-y wall hanging this past weekend, too, because I finished this cute autumn-ish leaf wall hanging. I found a maple leaf block pattern and enlarged it to be 1 big 36×36 inch block.
I quilted feathers in the brown/leaf sections and some big meandering in the light background.
I also quilted our names into the section where the leaf stem is. That’s “Lori” on top and “Al” on the bottom.
Then, I started on the Christmas wall hanging, so it will be done on time.
This picture is from the Bigfork Bay Cotton Company website. Isn’t it pretty? Hopefully, mine turns out like that – or a reasonable facsimile.
Here are some pictures of the process: