I have just completed a tablerunner and placemat that I designed to coordinate with the fireplace mantle runner I show in the Pattern section of this blog. Here they are:
Gold, black and cream tablerunner with prairie points and stripes
Placemat with stripes and prairie points
I am writing up the pattern for all three now, and hope to have it completed in a week or so. Then I will upload it to Pattern Spot and announce here that it is for sale.
The two designs below are from an “Art for Quilters” follow-on assignment to the earlier one I posted. Here, we were to use multiple colors but still use simple geometric shapes that we split up. I like the one using pinks and reds the best.
Based on some excellent comments from Charlie, I have gone back to Electric Quilt and come up with a couple of revised designs. The first just changes the widths of the sashing strips so they are all a consistent one inch finished. I think Charlie is right, it is better with the consistent width. The second, shown below, follows Charlie’s suggestion of making all the sashing strips one color. This quilt would actually be easier to make because the sashing would not have to be added to each block individually, and it takes fewer fabrics. The first version has a little more “punch” and the second is softer and emphasizes the print fabric more. I like them both.
Garden windows with all sashing the same width
Garden Windows with blue sashing only
I just put this blog together today, concentrating on the other pages first so there would be some content for readers to see and also so I could learn how to create the other pages.
I plan to document my quilting journey with blog posts as I go, since I really like to explore new designs, techniques, and gadgets.
My apologies for the roughness of this blog as it currently stands. As I get more skilled at blogging, I will make it prettier and more personalized.
All constructive comments will be gratefully received. Let me know what you think, and share your experiences if you are working on something similar.