A New Year and a new start…

Welcome to 2018…the year I actually get my act together and post more of the quilts I have finished and share more of the work I am doing.  I am determined to get back into good habits…

To that end I am going to play catch up and share some of my finishes from last year starting with one of my favorite quilts that was made during the PMQG Charity Sew Days last year….

finished eh quilt

This quilt was made using hundreds of mini charm squares of Elizabeth Hartman fabric. Elizabeth is a member of our Guild and very kindly donated the fabric to the charity program.

eh block detail

The quilt is made of two alternating blocks – one starts with a patterned square in the middle and the other starts with a white square in the middle.  I love the overall pattern these blocks make.

amended

The colors from her fabric lines works so well together – we have bits of Rhoda Ruth, Paint Box basics and Pacific lines all together.  I must admit I am waiting for Robert Kaufman to make a wide-back fabric from her butterfly fabric.

elizabeth hartman qulit detail 2

My quilt helper on this overcast day was my cousin who was visiting from Australia.  Claire was battling with the size of the quilt and the wind this morning…

batttling the wind

As always thanks to the army of people who help make these quilts… the volunteers that show up to sew, the wonderful long arm quilters who quilt these big quilts and to Elizabeth for her generous donation – last year we backed 18 quilts with her fabric, thanks to her donation.

 

26 thoughts on “A New Year and a new start…

  1. How lovely to see you back, and to hear that we’ll be seeing a bit more of you going forward. Love your squares quilt and the gorgeous fabrics it uses. As I type this, I’m leaning back against a certain fabulous Liberty butterfly quilt – I love it SO much, thank you, thank you! 🙂

    • Dory I made the pattern up – I was working from a log cabin block I had seen but when I had all the charm squares I decided to play and this was the pattern I came up with. It uses 2 1/2 inch squares of printed fabric and then white fabric cut into 2 1/2 strips (and then subcut). I will work on doing a breakdown of the block math and do a post for next week.

  2. LOVE this quilt – it would be great in any size and, what a wonderful way to use up those tiny scraps. Kudos to your talented quilt holder for hanging in there to get great shots of it.

  3. Such a cheerful quilt. I always save your posts for last when I see you’re in my feed. You know, best for last. What a treat to think I might get to see them more often, although I do understand blogging takes up a fair bit of time.

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