Monday, May 30, 2011

Another Boomerang Block Received

This one came a couple of days ago from Patti S.

Boomerang 5.0 Set 5

I'm nearly finished with Boomerang 5.0.  There are still a couple of ladies who failed to send me their fabric on time (the deadline was April 15!) so if they send me fabric while I'm gone, they're just going to have to wait until October to receive their completed block.  

"July Fourth Star" for Brenda

"Rolling Gears" for Patti S

"Fox & Geese" for Mary C

"Castles in Spain" for Suzanne

"Pieced Star" for Donna
In the pink and white pieced star, there's a little fairy in the top left square. Donna included that with her fabric and requested that it be a part of the block.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Boomerang 5.0 Set 4

"Whirlwind" for Brenda S
I was using the Block Tool app on my iPad for this block, and discovered a mistake. I followed the directions to a T, and the block ended up at 9.5" instead of 12.5". I was forced to add a border around the outside to make it the right size.  I think it still looks okay.

"Picture Frame" for Mary D
The print on this fabric was large scale, so I thought this pattern would be a way to showcase it.

"Broken Dishes" for Sandy
I never thought someone would use a black and gray print for their main fabric. It goes perfectly with the seeds in the watermelon. It's now a bright summery block.

"Old Windmill" for Laura B
Laura's fabric was the brown, which let me use the pretty floral for a highlight.

"Old Maid's Puzzle" for KaSandra
KaSandra asked for white, so that's what she got!

"Red Cross Variation" for Robin S

"Antique Tiles" for Bonnie J
I took this one in a different light than the others. It's a very bright green and red; Bonnie wanted a Christmas block.

Monday, May 23, 2011

My First BIG Quilt

When I visited my mother this past Thanksgiving, I promised her a quilt by summer. I knew I had a stash of basket blocks from a swap in my quilt class, and was thinking (at that time) that I'd make a bunch of blocks to go with it. Then I joined a swap on the Quilters' Message Board, and acquired a bunch of blocks using some dusky rose and beige fabric I'd bought.

I had to turn the sampler blocks on end since that's how the baskets go, and therefore the quilt was quite large. Mom's bed is a King, and this quilt measures approximately 108 x 98. The only way I could get a decent picture of it was to have Don hold it and hang it over the edge of our deck.

The quilting was done by January Shaffer, who works out of her home a block away from my office. She did a different pattern for each block! I'm very proud of this--sure wish I could keep it. But Mom will love it.

Below are some pics of some of the blocks to show the different quilting designs.

January pit this pattern in all of the border triangles.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Boomerang 5.0 Set 3

"Louisiana" for Angie S

"Hayes Corner" for J. Burns

"Old Windmill" for Cindy G

"Air Castle" for Jean A

"Star of Hope" for Kathy N

"Formal Garden" for Tisha F

"Tulip Lady Fingers" for Kathy S

Boomerang 5.0 Blocks Received - 2

Churn Dash from Jean

Hole in the Bard Door from Kathy S

Pinwheel 2 from Jami

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Block for Caroline

for the Quilters' Message Board Monthly Quilting Bee

Caroline asked for blocks that represent the area in which you live. So I found some fabric that shows California and Route 66.

Boomerang 5.0 Blocks Received - 1

For this round of Boomerang I decided to send out a "funky" fabric. The light brown and dusky rose were nice for last round, but this time I wanted something bright. This one did the trick. Here are the first 6 received.

"Aunt Dinah" from Poker Diva (Florence)

from Judy B

from Kathy N

"Mississippi" from moonrise (Lisa T)

from roseysue

from janecat (Linda M)

Boomerang 5.0 Set 2

Three more blocks to go home to their owners:

"Next Door Neighbor" for Linda H

"Indian Star" for Larissa B

"Jewel Box" for Jami P

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Boomerang 5.0 Set 1

"Old Windmill" for Karen P

"July Fourth" for Lisa T

"Mosaic Star" for Judith I

"Water Wheel" for Janet T

"Ranger's Pride" for Patsy F

"Arkansas Crossroad" for Patti S.

"Millwheel Variation" for Sue G

"July Fourth Star" for Karla R

"Ruins of Jericho" for Florence M

"Nelson's Victory" for Judy B