Friday, July 28, 2017

Patchwork and Quilting

This week I quilted this quilt made by a customer from the quilt shop. I haven't done that since my earliest days as a hand quilter, back in 1981. She made a beautiful top and said she 'didn't want to ruin it'. I was happy to help.

color blocks 1 by nancy crow - Google Search
And then I started a last top for my class, which was based on the layout of this early work by Nancy Crow, Color Blocks 1 . I have always loved this quilt and just recently looked at it again and saw that even tho it looks complicated, it is really only made from easy blocks, the four patch and nine patch. I CAN DO THAT! This is really a design in which the fabric does all the work.

 Here's my almost completed version. It still needs some borders, but it's close enough to finished for class today...


  1. WOWZER!! Wild and Beautiful, says I!!!! It's even a "beginner" quilt. :-)

  2. Oh wow, this is a stunner Melody, love the black and white fabric you've used to separate the blocks.

  3. Why do so many of us do that to afraid to ruin our quilt tops while we judge our machine quilting learning curve? I'm waaaaay guilty of this too, and wish I would just stop it! Practice, practice, practice.

  4. Wow, your so prolific, not to mention happy with colour.

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