This photo shows about half of what I have done on this quilt so far. I will take my time to finish up the rest. There is no rush really...I am making this for my lovely little guild's quilt show in October.
More details on that soon.
This pattern is called "Spiced Chai Quilt" designed by Katie Clark Blakesley from the book
"Vintage Quilt Revival" . I am drawn to patterns that alter traditional block layouts so this book was a perfect choice for me. I love the Tea Leaf block and have used it in a few of my traditional quilts so when I saw this pattern I fell in love with it and just had to make it. It was perfect to showcase my treasured "Handcrafted" by Alison Glass and also use up some larger chunks of grey Konas that I had kicking around. They go so nicely with the Kona white.
I managed to do some straighline quilting in free motion and finish up this pillow that will be sent off to Edmonton as part of my guild's Pillow Swap with the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild. I made it from some scraps of low volume prints and Kona Graphite. I was going for a clean, modern look with a bit of scrappiness.
|I always like to use a selvedge on the back of my pillows.|
So, as you can see, I haven't been sewing up my usual storm but hopefully that will change soon. I have so much in my head that needs to get out! My niece Katherine, who got married last summer, is having a baby in November so I need to start making baby stuff. Very excited about this!
I received this cute little postcard from Sunny in Maryland as part of Sheila's Postcard Swap. I think it will be a bit longer before we can put our toes in the sand here! I can't show you the one I made for her because I forgot to take a shot of it. darn. Hopefully Sunny will post a picture of it and I can steal it from her! Thanks for being my partner Sunny and thanks to Sheila for organizing this great swap. It was fun!
Hope you have a quilty day!