Monday, November 12, 2012

Catching up

My intuition quilt that I made when I first started quilting again has been published in Victoria's new book!
Victoria Findley Wolfe of 15 Minutes Play and Victoria Findley Wolfe Quilts has a fantastic new book published by C & T Publishers.  It is filled with really wonderful quilts made in an improvisational manner.  There are beautiful photos and how-to pages on making fabric and using made fabric to make some more traditional style blocks.  I am thrilled to have one of my quilts in the company of so many other stunning works of art. 
I spent some time today finishing the last section of "America the Beautiful."
I have to say that this was very time consuming.  I am glad I did it, but I am not sure I would do it again.  I think that diagonal strings would have had just a good an effect at representing "sea to shining sea."
Now, all have left is borders.  The pattern calls for two, but I may have three.  I have to see what I have in my stash.  I am very pleased with this quilt.  The pattern left a bit to be desired, but I have heard that happens with lots of patterns.  Of course, I like to do my own thing sometimes, so that may have been part of the problem.  My sister is finished down to the bottom motif.  I haven't seen it in a while, but I am sure it is quite beautiful.  She is using really pretty fabrics.
Finally, I decided to play catch-up with the Grandmother's Choice blocks.
This is the batik version of Week 10 New York block.  I think I may have done the light and dark stripes in the wrong order in both of them, but they work for me.
Here is the paisley version.  I decided to put the sawtooth star in the corner rather than use the star fabric or the star they recommended.  This just worked easier for me.
It is getting cooler around here, and the leaves are thicker on the ground than in the trees in some places.  The backyard squirrels are fluffier and lighter gray than in the summer.  Bella is already making Christmas decorations and the people across the street have holiday wreaths up across the front of their house.  I guess winter is right around the corner, and I am ready for it.
Enjoy these last days of fall.  Joyful quilting, everyone.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on the publication. Love the Eagle quilt.

Sharon said...

Wow! You are published. So neat. I like the new look of your blog, too

sheila 77 said...

The first thing I noticed was your new photo - have you had a drastic hair cut! - it looks terrific. Also terrific is being included in Victoria's book - congratulations - I'm still waiting on a UK delivery. I do like your quilt and your choice of fabrics - I think the last border was well worth the effort.

Venus de Hilo said...

Great new photo and haircut, you look terrific!

My copy of V's book shipped from Amazon yesterday, so eager to get it; will flip through and look for your quilt first thing.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

You look smashing! Your quilt is smashing! and I can't wait to HUG you next week! squeal!

Mac said...

I love the colors in your sea blocks! The finished quilt will be beautiful!