There were some Show & Share photos that were left from our fun in Tampa, and I thought I would share these up on the wall this morning.
Special quilts don’t have to be intricately pieced!
With the right fabrics and the right colors, values and contrast what is simple becomes simply magnificent!
In this case we have a quilt that was made out of a beloved father’s shirts after his passing. A quilt that was made simply using the Hidden Spools pattern from the Free Patterns tab and adding her own scrappy border to frame it.
What a wonderful tribute!
And check out the back:
The rest of the shirts!
I love this – everything about this quilt is lovely and full of memories and so very very tactile. It resides with her son, but it gets visited often!
we also have a Split 9 patch in greens in the assembly process!
Doni’t you love the “Webbing” way of putting things together? Nothing gets turned round, be it units, blocks, blocks to blocks, or even a full quilt of sashings, cornerstones and blocks! Check out the directions for Webbing the Top under the Tips & Techniques Tab to find out more.
This one was fascinating!
And also in progress. Based on the math found in tatami mats, it starts with 2 1.5” X 2.5” rectangles in the center and more rectangles are added end to end and around and around to make the quilt as big as you want. What a great way to use pieces as leaders & Enders and catalog all of your favorite scraps!
Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders made it out to play! Isn’t this a pretty one!
Sylvia brought her Cathedral Stars, and framed it in Florida Orange and Blue!
She has also become addicted to small string blocks…hooray!
Another Easy Street – look how different they appear just through different fabric choices!
And a fabulous masculine Scrappy Trips, also from the Free Patterns tab!
I love our show & share moments. I love seeing what others have been working on, and their own spin on things gives me such a glimpse into who they are and how they like to sew!
It was a rough night. I won’t lie. But I’m still breathing this morning, and I’m moving a bit.
My plan is to just lay low and sleep as much as possible before tonight’s lecture.
I am taking a “vow of silence” and not using my voice at all until I have to speak – and the show will go on!
I’ll have had 4 rounds of antibiotics in 24 hours by the time I speak, so I should not be contagious to anyone, but I will refrain from hugging other quilters just to be safe!
It will get better from here on out!
Thank you for all the well wishes, sinus infection and bilateral ear infections are not fun to deal with , especially when flying ---and I probably put being seen off too long. I tend to do that, thinking “oh, it’s not that bad, it’s just a cold” and Whammo.
I do have a featherweight in my room and might get some quiet sewing in while I wait for tonight’s activities.
Have a good Thursday, everyone!