Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quilt Retreat, Sunday 2

I had taken along my Block Lotto winnings, thinking I would make a stab at putting them all together into a top.

So I laid them all out on my large table.  Then I  made a paper-pieced Amish house, also from the Block Lotto site, and snuck that into the forest.

Hmm, I realized that I had gotten lost in the paper-piecing process and made the roof purple instead of black.

So I fixed that and made another one of red against black.  I thought the paper-piecing was too FUTSY, and I made another with out the paper -- just liberated style with an idea and some sewing.  That's the green one.

I spent some more time moving blocks here and there, and there and here,  and I got tired of the whole thing.  So I packed it up and put it away.

Maybe I'll make TWO quilts, one with black backgrounds, and one with black foregrounds.

Maybe I'll make more trees.  I don't have many 12" ones.  And/or I'll add trees between the trees in the seam like 3 dimensional flying geese [you know that method?].

Maybe I'll put spacers between all o r some blocks. . . . it was too much to think about after a long retreat!


Yesterday I quilted the wonky Disappearing 4-Patch by sewing on both sides of the block joining seams.  I then stitched in the ditch around the center 4-patch of each block.

Today I bound, labelled, washed and dried it.

This will go in the Guild collection for the neo-natal unit.  Will any parent want this for their child?  I like it, but will young, stressed parents?  Oh, well, they'll have plenty of choices among quilts.

This is my Finish #3 for 2011, and I also have participated in three exchanges of blocks.



Sunshine on the snow
Raisin/bran muffin for breakfast
Got Valentines in the mail!


Jodi said...

I think there MUST be a parent or two who would LOVE that green quilt! I do! A good Irish lad or lassie would cherish it! I just found your blog today through Beth at Love Laugh Quilt. Through her I also found your Disappearing 9 patch and have started a St. Patrick's Day runner. Thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

Oh, and I also LOVE your trees and houses! So pretty!

Kathleen C. said...

Sara, thanks for showing your wonky 4-patch and your ideas for the Lotto blocks (Maybe I'll put Block Lotto on my To Do list for 2011). Your 4-patch is lots of fun, someone will surely appreciate it.
Kathleen in CT (from Lib-Quilters)

Julie Fukuda said...

As someone who is always going around straightening pictures and sofa cushions etc.,I am hardly a fan of "wonky".Somehow you took those crooked mis-shapen trees and made them look quite respectable.
The clover quilt turned out just darling. I'll bet it will get taken long before St. Paddy's day.

Vicki said...

oooh, like the trees.

kim said...

Thanks for the sharing of all your fun Sara! I have a smile a mile wide after seeing the fun you are creating. Love the green and white and the quilting is delightful on it too.

Dot said...

Kove your wonky work Sara. And if I had a little one in hospital, then I'd love to have your little green quilt! Keep up the good work.

jovaliquilts said...

I'm sure that parents will appreciate that wonky 4-patch! And I love what you're doing with your Block Lotto winnings.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your green version of the block! I just finished a top using some pale's so fun to sew!