Today I wanted to share some of my grandmother's work. She has been quilting on and off for the last ten years. I really admire her because she does everything by hand. She exclusively does Hawaiian quilting and wouldn't even think about doing a patchwork quilt. They just don't appeal to her. You should know that my grandmother is a chronic procrastinator and most of her quilts are in various states of completeness.
My favorite one, and thus far the only complete one in the whole collection, is the pineapple quilt. It's just so yellow and cheery.
The wonky star quilt has now been dubbed the Little Red Hen quilt. Why? I'm not entirely sure. It's something like the word association game. I just picked the first thing that came to mind when I saw it.
The back of the quilt is coming along nicely. It's not done, obviously, but I just wanted to give you an idea of what it will eventually look like once I piece it together.
I still like it even though the bulls eye block reminds me of the Target logo.
The Zig Zag quilt is finally done and ready to be shipped to my boyfriend's mother in South Dakota. I don't have a lot to say about this quilt that hasn't already been said in previous posts. I'm satisfied with how it turned out and I wouldn't change a single detail.
My boyfriend just purchased a Cannon SLR and was kind enough to snap a few pics of my quilt.
This was my original plan for the wonky star quilt:
I wasn't exactly thrilled with the quilt when I saw it at this point in it's construction. As much as I liked the color scheme, the blue star didn't seem to fit. The smallest star, from afar, looked like a giant, blotchy stain. After some hesitation, I decided to go in a different direction and created another block.
Wow! I can't get over the richness and vibrancy of the red.
What a huge difference a few simple tweaks can make. I'm glad I took a risk (albeit, a relatively small one) and experimented a little.
After consulting the internet, I finally picked a suitable binding color for the Zig Zag Quilt.
I can't wait to pack it up and ship it to to South Dakota. Have you ever worked on a project for so long that the mere sight of it can make you sick? Every time I look at this quilt I let out an audible groan. Now I'm beginning to see why some quilters juggle three or more projects at a time; variety makes the work more enjoyable. Looking at the same color palette for weeks on end could drive someone mad. Well, that concludes this week's quilting rant. Ta ta.