Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Squares within Squares

Saw a picture on an advertisement and I loved the combination of plain squares with interesting squares inside.  I made my own interpretation of this quilt and this is what I have.  I feel that is visually restful without being boring. 

 I treated each set of squares as a separate mini quilt with piano key borders. 

 These are the back view of the center of the squares.
The color combination is the key to this quilt.  The mixing of patterns and scale of each fabric allows this quilt to be warm and inviting.  It was fun creating this quilt from the design process, piecing and through to the quilting itself.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Beautiful Quilts of Valor

    When I first saw this quilt saw blocks with blocks behind them.  I put stars in the forward blocks and completed the illusion of the flag blocks being behind with a sunrise pattern.  This quilt and the other two will be a blessing to a Soldier and their family.  I am privileged to be part of it. 

I did a feathered star in each star block and a star and flame block in each of the other blocks.  The quilt below was quilted with a simple star and loop edge to edge pattern.  These quilts were well made and a pleasure to work with.