Well happy summer. Finishing quilts doesn’t seem to be an issue, but getting them photographed and up here to share is another story.
Cross Roads quilt is yet another sample for my Psychedelic Baby workshop. The versatility of this block in creating different designs is part of the fun in the class. Perfect timing as I’ve got a Sunday class in the studio coming up on
August 12th (Full) and another requested for Sunday September 16th (Full). This month’s Sunday open studio (Full) is up as well if anyone wants to come socialize and finish up some projects.
The colors for this one came right out of a Garnet Hill catalog, but walking through IKEA yesterday they seem a staple there as well. The dark grey leaning towards black in my photos.
Pulling from stash to match the colors to my inspiration there’s a mix of Kona, Essex linen for the neutral and some Michael Miller Cotton Coutures.
Simple straight line quilting of course on this one. Let the patchwork shine. The quilting on this one done in a grid about 1″ apart on the long arm. White thread. I think it finishes up about 54″ x 54″. A good size baby quilt.
I added the white flange before putting on the natural Essex for binding. I really wanted the square blocks to stand out and not have the binding be a distraction.
I’ve long loved this Alexander Henry hills print and it finally found its home on the back. A few left overs popped in to bring it to width.
We’ve finally dropped back to normal temps in Seattle and I’m missing the hot already, but my garden is ready for the rain we’re suppose to get the next two days.
We spent nearly three weeks out of the country with the majority of time in Croatia. We had an amazing time. I’m back in the studio tomorrow now that I’m caught up on life back home. New projects and workshops are ready to be sampled up for fall.
Hope you’re all having some down time and a relaxing summer peeps!