Monday, July 5, 2010

11th Hour

I've only had months to work on my project for the "Another Little Quilt Swap" swap, but did I get it done with time to spare! Of course not. I was scrambling to get it done and photos taken before the July 1 deadline. Whew, I can rest easy now, I made it. Actually part of the reason, I was behind the 8 ball so to speak was that I just didn't have a vision on just what to do for this swap. After taking Karla Alexanders class a few weeks earlier, it came to me. Leaves. It was so fun to put one leaf into a block that I decided to play with setting in multiple leaves, and this Little Quilt was born. I put to use a little bit of everything in this guy. The green and white inner border was a hand dyed white on white print and the black background I played around with some Shiva Paintsticks and rubbing plates. Now that was from a class a year ago now. Nice to see that I actually "can" use all the things that I think I just have  to have! Anyone with that sickness too?????  :-)

I finished it off with some free motion quilting.
Wavy Borders! Now why didn't I think of this sooner? While it was a design element for this guy, it just might save the day on some quilts when square really doesn't seem to happen! Hummm I am definately going to have to keep this idea in the back of my mind for future projects. :-)


  1. I love your little wall quilt. I am so in awe of your creativity! The wavy border looks perfect and you are right...they could come in very handy for obstinate borders.

  2. Love it, Joan! Great quilting and terrific colors!