Angel Fire

Angel Fire

My last quilt before the Taos Studio Arts tour over Labor Day Weekend. (Unless I come up with about 10 more hours to make another one just like it, but in a different colorway.) I really like the size of it for a decent wall hanging. Plus, I don’t usually play with just solids.  But I love this design.   I went with nice simple straight horizontal lines using the channel lock on my Innova.  Such a clean look.  Nothing too fancy! I’d really like to squeeze out another one before Labor Day. We’ll see….. Thanks for looking! Debbie Update.. I DID make another quilt.  In fact, I made two! More to come after the show starts. 2nd Update: Here they are. RED RIVER QUESTA...
Riodoso

Riodoso

I’ve taken about 6 weeks off from customer quilts so I can get caught up on my own.  The Taos Artists Organization is hosting the Taos Studio Arts Tour over Labor Weekend.  I decided to throw my hat in, therefore the pressure is on to finish up loose ends. This is a quilt is rare (for me) in that I started it many months ago, then put it aside and didn’t finish it.  I didn’t have the right fabrics to finish. I wanted to use the rulers I purchased from Victoria Findlay Wolfe, so I created the center medallion using those, along with some Alison Glass fabrics, and some solids.   Eventually, I came up with a simple plan, adding some squares, half square triangles and rectangles.  There was enough negative space to allow some room to play on the longarm, so that was fun….   Delete saturation…just for fun! I’m almost caught up with posting my quilts!  Almost…. Thanks for looking!...
Unyeilding

Unyeilding

There’s been a stack of blues, and denims, and tans on my work shelf for almost a year. Torn between a double wedding ring quilt (also on my list) and a wonky log cabin, I went with the latter.  I made four squares, each about 55″ square, and starting with a red center.  The idea was to be on the wonky side, although I couldn’t forgo the ruler altogether.  The edges are straight, but the widths of each strip followed no plan.  This will eventually go to my brother.  I may try to get it in a show first. These last two are the back side…. Thanks for checking in!...
Frida Unplugged

Frida Unplugged

Next up on the never-ending List of Quilts I Want To Make was the One Block Wonder.  I think it also falls into the ‘Stack ‘n Whack’ category.  This is where you select a fabric that has close to a 24″ repeat pattern, get 6 repeats, stack them up on top of each other, cut them up into piles of rectangles, make hexagons out of the triangles, and sew the hexagons together. Sounds complicated, but it’s just a matter of following the steps.  I picked Alexander Henry’s Frida’s Garden fabric for this.   Once you get the triangles cut, the fun part is arranging each set into a hexagon.  There are 3 choices per set, so it’s pretty cool to see how they can be arranged.  If someone else chose this same fabric (and they have), the quilts would look nothing alike.     No two hexagons are alike, and the options just go on and on! The guild liked it enough that we have two classes coming up soon where I will lead them through all the steps.  Fabric shopping is very exciting.  Really! Just straight lines for the quilting on this one.  Kept it simple.  Seven days till I squeeze Ruby...