Warm gentle breezes, not the frigid gusts we are currently having, inspired the naming of this baby quilt.
It is now a finish.
54 " square
Approximately 284 pieces
Machine quilted by Tammy (threesistersfabric.com),
using an overall meandering design and a piano keys border.
Two years ago on a Saturday, one of my quilting sisters and I decided to take two of our non-quilting sisters to an all day quilt class.
"You will love it!, we said.
"We will sew all day, we will make a cool project, and they serve lunch!"
They said, "Yes!"
It was a great fun day, as days with sisters are...
as we attempted to make this quilted wall hanging:
We sewed a little.
We laughed a lot.
We ate the lunch.
We sewed and laughed even more.
At the end of the day, my project turned out to be a table mat.
Alas. The two non-quilting sisters failed to see the quilting light.
After two years their projects remained unfinished.
"Please," they said. "We don't like doing this. Help us."
They couldn't even finish one project;
and somehow their fabric mess showed up at my house!
Being the forgiving sister who turns the other cheek and likes happy endings to stories, I finished their projects for them.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear sisters!
After making these busy, colorful blocks from Radio Way, a pattern by Julie Herman, I thought this quilt could use more white.
I tried adding lots of white fabric, and increased the quilt to queen size.
I laid a large white sheet on the floor in our basement, and started playing around with several possibilities.
Here is a blurry picture of what I thought would look good.
In my head, I even envisioned it being quilted with waves.
After I completed the third row, I began to hate my decision.
I started ripping.
I went back to the original pattern for a throw size.
Square Garden finished at 50" x 70" and has 211 pieces.
The fabric is Ink Blossom by Sue Marsh.
Some quilts seem to have a mind of their own...
and that mind can not be changed.
Without doubt, this is one of the most satisfying quilts I have ever made...cheerful and whimsical with warm colors.
The fabric is Mirabelle, the same as my tumbler quilt, although it is hard to tell from the pictures I have taken. When Tumbler is back from the quilter, I will take a picture of both of them together. Then you will see how the two go together.
While Tumbler was my design, both the fabric and the pattern for Pears were designed by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co.
Tammy at threesistersfabric.com beautifully designed and machine stitched the quilting.
She is amazing!
Thank you, Tammy!
I found I could say things with colors and shapes