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Monday, January 10, 2011

Three happy things and two happy quilts

Hello new followers, I'm glad to see you!!  *big grin*

Three things to be happy about:
(1) fabrics in bright colors
(2) bright, frosty mornings
(3) a red cardinal in the snow

I love, love fabrics in bright colors!  I'm always on the lookout for them, and every October on the fabric-shopping trip to Sauder's and Zook's I look for brights.  I made this 60x70 throw in 2008 from some of the bright fabrics in my collection; I bought the patterns years and years ago at a quilt show.

I called this one A House of a Different Color, and it's paper pieced (are you seeing a trend???)  There are only three basic patterns, but I altered them a bit for variety.  For example, blocks 4, 6, and 7 are the same, but altered.  Here are some of the blocks close up:

One house

Another house

and a church!

This 51x65 quilt is from Bonnie Hunter's "boxy stars" pattern that I made for my sister Ruby when she was going through chemo.  I used mostly African fabrics and the same off-white fabric for the background. 

Here are a couple closeups:

The block above looks on-point, doesn't it? 

I made this one rather quickly - I named it Foxy Stars because of that little critter in the border (is that a dog? or staghound? or what??)  I'll have to make another one of these for myself because I promised this one to my sister Michelle.  Until later...

1 comment:

  1. beautiful Quilts. I love the rename of the stars quilt!!


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