Saturday, March 7, 2015

This & That

I finished a little quilt last week - the top was already pieced so I just had to do the quilting & bind it. It's wool diamonds appliqued onto a cotton backing.



The spiral I quilted in the open spaces turned out kinda neat.

I spent a couple evenings sorting buttons that I'd accumulated over the last year or so - such happy cheerful colors. These jars are just about full - guess I'd better stop buying, right?

And I finally got a start on this medallion quilt that was released as a mystery quilt in Quiltmania magazine over the course of a year or so. It's looking quite different than the original.

Inspired by this floral print that I found at Walmart, of all places! It has been fun to do broderie perse for the first time ever - the flowers are a bit bigger than those used in the magazine project, but I'm making it work. It's been a long time since I've done any hand applique and I'm quite enjoying it.

Here is a picture of part of the original quilt.


20 comments:

Terry said...

That quilt with the diamonds is beautiful! :0)

The Wool Cupboard said...

Love your new quilts, Gayle. You really do such beautiful work and finish so many projects! I need a transfusion of your energy!!

Hugs, Linda

Robin said...

Lovely wool quilt. The colors are so rich and satisfying. I like your version of the Di Ford quilt. And I love that your inspiration comes from Wal-Mart. Who knew? Inspiration is a precious thing.

Julia said...

I just love your little wool applique diamond quilt. It's very pretty and your other quilt is very nice as well.
I love doing cotton quilt appiques and I never tried to do the wool appliques. It looks nice to work on.

You are always so creative.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
JB

deerhollow said...

So good to see you Thursday, Gayle! You are so inspiring with all you get accomplished and your cute "make do" attitude :) See you at rug camp!!

Janet O. said...

That little wool quilt is one I have loved. Now I'm trying to remember, but I think I bought this pattern last year.
Your applique looks very different from the original, but very pretty, and it is "in the spirit of" the original.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love your wool applique quilt. All your work is very nice.

Karen said...

Your wool on cotton quilt is a nice design and rich looking with the wool applique.
Your new applique medallion center is beautiful. I didn't know that you could purchase fabric at Walmart. Ours quit carrying fabric years ago.

Lesley said...

Wow! Your wool quilt is beautiful! Also love your floral piece!

~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said...

Your little quilt is adorable! The quilting on it was the perfect choice. I have fallen in love with doing little quilts...they help sharpen your skills are so much fun and they don't take forever to finish.
Happy sewing,
Leanne

Doniene said...

Gayle, the spirals were absolutely Purrrrfect for those love diamonds!! Your medallion quilt is going beautifully. I've found fun fabrics at Wal-mart, too. (Shhhh, I'm not sure those fabric designers out there agree!)

hugs and blessings!

Maureen said...

Hello, I am reading your post via Orange Sink blog and wanted to say your wool diamonds quilt is amazing! The more I look at it the more I see it...if that makes sense to you.

Kyle said...

Your post is all about color. Wool, buttons and broderie perse flowers. I love your interpretation of Di Ford's Mystery quilt. You're heading off in a fabulous direction!

Lori said...

Love your wool piece and your newest floral start. What a fun spring time quilt!

Cathy said...

Your wool quilt is beautiful. I love the fabric you used for your Mystery quilt. Hugs, Cathy

audrey said...

Love your brighter version! Very fun.:) And the stitching on your diamond quilts is wonderfully effective. Very inspiring!

annie said...

love your sharing!

Me and My Stitches said...

I just love your little wool quilt - all of the colors look so great on the black background. Great piece of fabric that you found - good to know that Wal-Mart is god for something - lol!

Sue SA said...

I love buttons, you could always get bigger jars! The applique looks great, so nice to have your own version using a beautiful fabric.

Jeanette Hobbs said...

Gayle, I love the wool on cotton quilt. It is so much fun. Bright and colorful. Your work is perfect. You are so talented and busy!