Thursday, June 3, 2010

Name suggestions, anyone?

These days are so filled with "responsibilities" that quilting gets shoved on the back burner. I'm in a room full of fabric, sewing machines and equipment, needles and pins, thread and patterns, and they seem to be sticking their tongues out at me.

However, I have a top done. The blocks are called shadowed squares and no triangles were cut before sewing; a rather ingenious way of making them.  The border is going to be about as wide as a block with parts of the design jutting out into it. It is designed on paper and the pieces cut. Maybe this will get finished before the end of the year... at least at the rate I'm going, it could take that long.

Oh, the quilt in the photo doesn't have a name either. Any ideas? It will likely go to a project called "Quilts of Valor" for a wounded Canadian soldier. 

I'm being pushed a bit though. My granddaughter is coming over this weekend to finalize her fabric choices for a Japanese quilt that she helped me design. So I need to get this one off the wall and into the "finished" pile so I can start hers!

10 comments:

Sandy said...

Your lovely quilt, maybe you could call it "with gratitude"- You have a kind heart! Sandy

LC said...

Oh, I like that. It expresses how I feel, and reminds the recipient that they are deeply appreciated.

Mary-Kay said...

It kind of reminds me of reflections of some sort. It's really nice!

Quiltdivajulie said...

First impression - colors of springtime and violets.

LOVELY!

sewkalico said...

I love the colours!!

Margo in Maine said...

What a beautiful stunning quilt...love it...

Marti said...

I love the look of this quilt. Did you design it? If not where did you find the pattern?
Marti

Elaine Adair said...

That quilt is a beauty and to me, looks like glass, facets, prisms. The recipient will love it!

LC said...

I usually reply to everyone personally, but want to thank all of you for the encouraging comments, and to answer Marti's question. The block is called "Shaded Four Patch" and is made using a technique that does not cut/sew any triangles. They come out at 5" and the arrangement is up to the quilter. I wanted angles so this is my own setting, but not my own idea for the blocks. I took a class, but the original idea is a variation taken from a book called "Quick Quilt Tricks" by Billie Lauder.

Anne Ida said...

Oh this is absolutely lovely! I loooove the colours you have used, and the off-centre setting! Sorry not to have any good name suggestions for you though...