|sampler quilt approximately 40 x 50 inches|
Last month at our guild's garage sale, I bought a stack of those BOM kits, leftovers from the past. I followed instructions for most, but with a few, I just used the fabric and created random blocks. Twenty blocks later, with purple sashing and yellow cornerstones added, the little quilt is ready for quilting. (click on photo for closeup)
|"split whirling geese" block -- I think|
I came home from last week's guild meeting with a couple small quilt tops made by others. Each was complete and ready to be finished with the top, backing, batting, and binding. I offered to quilt and finish them, and they didn't take long.
Are you familiar with the 6 pieced blocks in this wildlife quilt? They're called "broken arrow" blocks. Focus on the dark in each block, not at the golden center. Then you should be able to see 4 arrow halves, each pointing a different direction.
These were lottery blocks from the past, and the quilter combined them with some elk and moose. Some gentleman in a nursing home will enjoy this one.
|bright and pretty share quilt -- 39 x 50"|
|broken arrow pieced blocks-- 35 x 47"|
Moda's yellow grunge fabric is a great choice for this quilt's border and binding. There's a hint of pink here and there on the yellow. Butterfly fabric is used for the backing, and this is bound to bring a smile to someone's face.