Thursday, 28 April 2011

On My Design Wall

I really love blue & white quilts and have been collecting blue fabrics for quite some time. I recently made a disappearing 9-patch quilt for my local quilt guild's bi-annual charity event and thought the pattern could look great with a monochromatic colour scheme.
Turquoise and purple for the charity quilt
 The charity quilt was made from 3 fabrics, with half the 9-patch blocks featuring dark purple in the corners and turquoise in the centre and the other half with the colours reversed.
9-patch block made from 5" squares cut from my blue collection
 My blue 9-patches were made with a variety of dark blues in the corners, with a consistent medium blue for the centre patch. After cutting in half both vertically and horizontally, each 9-patch block yields 4 blocks that can be rearranged however you like.
Arrangement #1

Arrangement #2

Arrangement #3

On the design wall

 This is on my design wall using the first arrangement - will this be the final arrangement? Stay tuned and I'll show you.

Edited Oct. 1, 2011: Here it is finished Click here to see finished!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Welcome to my Blog!

I'm a bit hesitant about starting a blog. The reason I'm hesitant is that I'm easily lured into spending more time on the computer than is really needed. And I really wonder if anyone is interested in what I have to say on a regular basis.

So, here goes nothing, if I get one or two followers or dozens, this blog will tell a bit of my creative journey as I develop my online quilting business and a little of what inspires me.

Feel free to comment and leave me feedback.