Thursday, July 7, 2016

Now on Display

For the past few summers, I have had the privilege of displaying several of my smaller quilts in the Library at New England Tech in East Greenwich, RI. Recently some of my smaller pieces were hung.

Here is a look at what the librarians chose this year.

"Study in Green" resulted from a grouping of green bricks which were cut the wrong size. Not a splashy quilt, but one that made my heart happy, since I was able to use all of the mis-cut pieces in this wall hanging.

"Jelly Roll Race from the Stash" is just that, a sampling of bright fat quarters from my stash.  The pieces were cut 2.5 inches wide (the size of strips found in a "jelly roll" of fabric) and sewn together in one long strip. The sewn strip is then folded in half and sewn again.  This process is repeated several times until you have the desired size for the quilt top.  Google "jelly roll race quilts" to find videos that demonstrate this process.

"Study in Green" on the left with "Bargello" on the right.  The pattern for "Bargello" is in a book that I cannot find now and of course, I don't remember the title of the book.  When I do either find the book or remember it's name I will let you know.

"Gypsy" is a pattern from Villa Rosa Designs and is made with ten inch squares and yardage.  It is approximately 47 inches x 57 inches.

Finally, this wall photo shows from left to right, a fat quarter fence rail, "Stars" an original pattern, "Twisting Stars," made in a class with Kimberly Einmo, and a small size version of "Yellow Brick Road".

Fun to see what the librarians choose to hang, and fun for me to see my work on display.

Louise, on the island, relaxing in the AC.