Four years ago, my friend Kathy (with a K!) and I started a yearly Quilt Challenge. We buy a piece of “inspiration” fabric and split it in half. We both take a piece of the fabric and design and stitch a quilt in complete secrecy…no hints allowed!! We set a deadline (which we never meet!!) and then get together for the Big Reveal!! This year we chose Lark by Amy Butler .I have a few ideas percolating…I have chosen some solids to co-ordinate. I am auditioning backgrounds…I think I will go for a white tone-on-tone.
This is the Challenge fabric from 2 years ago. I have made 16 Feathered Star blocks. I haven’t put the blocks together yet. I am still trying to decide on a setting. I would also like to add an appliqued border. We will see!!
Like most quilters, I have more than one quilt on the go. Some of my quilts are waiting for binding and a label. Some of my quilts are still in the block stage and just need to be stitched together. Borders are waiting to be added. Some of my “quilts-to-be” are still in the planning stage and just haven’t materialized yet! (yes…pun was intended!)
Quilting is a creative process and does not have to be justified to anyone. Not even to yourself. I love to quilt! I love fabric! I know that I have more fabric than I can possibly use in my lifetime. That doesn’t stop me from buying more!!
Here are some of my quilts I have on the go:
Bouquet for a New Day is a block- of- the- month designed by Sue Garman I have finished 6 blocks and have 6 more to go. Slow and steady….
four blocks finsihed so far
Friends of Baltimore is a quilt that I started when I took a class with Georgeann Wrinkle at the 2010 Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy.