June 27, 2015

Getting started

I purchased this fabric, Mandalay by Hoffman Fabrics after I spotted the line featured in the 2015 Hoffman Challenge.  I had too much on my plate to consider doing a challenge, but the rich colors and metallics somehow reminded me of my youngest daughter, Sharon.

I think these prints will look great in a Half Square Rectangle layout, with no background fabric included.  That's my starting point, so we'll see how I do.  I've made one other HSR quilt, but it had a background fabric, you can check it out here.
May your bobbins always be full,

June 26, 2015

The Back of the Skateboard Quilt.

I really like to piece the quilt backs I make.  I think the piecing gives the finished quilt an added umph.  For the front of the Skateboard quilt, I used part of a layer cake and some coordinating fabric from my stash; I echoed those on the back.  I also had some leftover wheel units from the front; so I strung those together for more interest.  The word fabric is by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.

Now to get these to my LAQ, so she can work her magic.
May your bobbins always be full,

June 25, 2015

A New Look and A New Start

Skateboards!  Can you tell they're skateboards?  I got my idea at MSQC.  My nephew is almost 45 years old and is going to be a Dad for the first time, in September.  Growing up and well into his adulthood, he was an avid skateboarder.  I thought this design would work great for his baby.

Right now, the quilt top measures 35" x 45".  I was planning on adding a couple of small borders, but I'm going to ponder that decision and decide tomorrow.  Now, I need to get ready to teach Tai Chi, always busy, never bored.

Please tell me your opinion, border, no border.  By the way, how do you like my blogs' new look?
May your bobbins always be full,