Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Show and tell: bags and blue and white quilts

Diana is working on a complex quilt of large
embroidered hexagons - her granddaughter loved
the elephant design and asked for a bag with an
embroidered elephant. So naturally Grandma
went off to the op-shop for a large pair of jeans
for some sturdy denim. Now Diana likes this
elephant better then the one in her quilt ...
Elaine W cheered herself up during a recent hospital stay
with her red and teal zip-top Sew Miriam bag for all her
bits and pieces - but she does wish she hadn't put her very
favourite fabric on the bottom, where she couldn't see it.
Lyn loves blue, and she doesn't mind a challenge, either.
So she applied herself to making the Missouri Star Quilt
Company's Disappearing Hour Glass blocks from some a
variety of blues in different tones against a crisp white
background. You can follow a video tutorial for the
block design, or purchase a pattern.

Jenny Doan from Missouri Star says that this block arose
from a mistake that a student made in a class when she was
teaching an easy method for  making a disappearing pinwheel!
Jenn had plans that eventually came together: to make a
traditional Hunter Star quilt; to make a navy and white
quilt; and to make a quilt using all Cotton and Steel designer
fabrics. She  achieved all three aims in one quilt, a wedding
gift for friends who married three years ago. She is parcelling
it up with the baby quilt for their first child (see our next post) ...
...  and she finished it with a cute red ribbon-wearing navy
Cotton and Steel raccoon print perfectly joined for the backing!

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