I am Indiana Bound!
I am bundled up like no-bodies business, baby it’s COLD OUTSIDE in Indiana!
I’ll be meeting with the Common Threads Quilters of Lafayette, doing a lecture presentation tonight, and two days of workshops!
Smith Mountain Morning workshop is on Thursday, followed by My Blue Heaven on Friday! Saturday morning early I return home so it will be a whirlwind of quilty activity while I am there.
I love it when you send me photos of quilts you’ve made, and I thought this morning while I travel would be a good time for me to share what Stephen from London sent in.
Remember when I showed his patchwork curtains HERE?
I don’t know about you, but I think they are awesome enough to stop calling them CURTAINS and START calling them WINDOW TREATMENTS!
Photographed another batch of quilt tops this afternoon, which have been completed over the last year or two, and I thought you might like to have them in reserve for the next time you need filler.
The Star Crazy is the only "non-Bon" in the collection, designed by Sue Garman for TQS a few years ago, and I actually calmed down the palette in this one, from a full-on rainbow to pinks, reds and greens on a white background (just plain muslin) and it may be my only medallion style quilt ever, as I did NOT enjoy getting all those borders to fit! Outer green one looks wavy and I dread the idea of quilting it!
Blue Ridge Beauty From Adventures with Leaders & Enders uses a lot of blue South African shwe-shwe fabrics (at least 20 different ones) and many other odds and ends. I tweaked the pattern slightly to make the ridges run down the middle of each band - it means making up A-blocks and B-blocks, but it wasn't too hard.
**Note from me!** I happen to LOVE your Easy Street ---pump it up by bringing some darker navy and green to the outer edge in a border and I think you can finish it off just fine! Forget about using it as WINDOW TREATMENTS!
Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders is perhaps my least favourite, as I'm not very happy with my choice of colours, but they will make a nice pair of curtains one day.
Last year’s mystery quilt Celtic Solstice has been waiting for months to have the borders added, but they are on just in time for me to start Grand Illusion! Might still add an outer border of plain dark blue, but that's not a huge job.
Tweaked the colours, switching pale blue for yellow and purple/lilac for orange, and I plan to do the same for GI too, as I want to use these quilts in the same room - will be interesting to see how the addition of the turquoise jazzes things up!Thank you for sharing your love of fabrics and quilts with the rest of us, Stephen! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
Thanks again for your endless encouragement and inspiration!
Very best wishes,
Next Stop –Indianapolis and on to Lafayette ((Where I"m sure it is too cold to even THINK about Culvers!!))