DECEMBER 9, 2013
Katell Renon – Rocky Mountain Thimbles
How happy is this quilt?
Katell has joined many others who have a passion for the little thimbles. You can see more of her amazing work on her blog (http://quilteuseforever.wordpress.com). And see the start of her Fourplay quilt (http://quilteuseforever.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/petit-gabarit-et-grand-bebe/) … with patience we will wait Katell!
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
It was exciting to see how veteran quilter Elizabeth Crooker interpreted “Go With The Flow”. As she was telling me about making this quilt she expressed how she had never made a quilt as shown in a pattern, but for this one she was so inspired by it that she did just that! The setting fabric is a lovely tropical weight wool and was just the colour she was looking for after a long hunt. And I love the quilting pattern! It flows! Bravo Elizabeth!
AUGUST 22, 2012
Mickey’s version of “Kathy’s Quilt” took her about 40 hours to make. She said that once she started, she couldn’t stop. I think she now knows about the addictive part of small pieces! Welcome Mickey!
JUNE 3, 2012
Sandra’s yummy rendition of Where’s the Other Half is machine quilted with a silk batting, which she says it derserved!
Here are Sandra’s thoughts on Where’s the Other Half:
“When Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts was published in 2008, I knew I had to make this quilt. I have collected Civil War Era Reproduction fabrics, mostly fat quarter collections, since they first came out many years ago. Since brown is my very favorite color, I decided on a red, pink, brown and crème (shirtings, too) color scheme. I went through my repro stash and pulled out everything I had in those colors (which was more than I thought!)… and along the way, bought more repros. Why not? I made several strips, hung them on my design wall, would look at them and in the coming months, would make a few more strips, put the strips together… and thought this will NEVER get finished. In early 2012, my local quilt guild had an exchange of half-quarter triangles (much larger!) and I got busy with that – all the while my little 1″ half-square triangle strips were hanging there, staring at me. After finishing the guild exchange, I got back to my little triangles with a vengeance. The closer I got to the last strip, I didn’t want it to end, but if I kept on, I was going to lose the ‘ambiance’ of the quilt size. I was going to keep count of the different fabrics, but I decided I didn’t really care how many fabrics I used… and no one else needed to know! I turned it over to my long-arm quilter in May and asked her to work her magic. She did – hanging diamonds. You see the quilting, but yet you don’t. I love the quilt. And just as I finished, word was out Mary Elizabeth and Biz had another book coming out, Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts… Oh, me…”
Sounds like Sandra totally understands the whole concept of “Where’s the Other Half”! Once you start, you don’t want to stop!
JANUARY 8, 2012
Ingrid pieced her quilt entirely by hand and hand quilted it. Her version has 6552 little tumblers!
I really enjoyed watching the progress of this quilt on Ingrid’s beautiful blog. And I think the choice of reds and pinks is simply delicious! Congratulations Ingrid.
You can read more about Ingrid on her blog: www.supergoof-quilts.blogspot.com