Tag Archives: modern quilting

Improv One Block Wonder

One simple Improv block- a square with a scrappy triangle.

Teal Block

All sorts of layouts

Teal Layouts

Butterflies, diamonds, lines, mountains, totally random, star of david with just one block.  Add a second triangle to another side and it gives you a whole new set of layouts!



Starring Anna: Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Fall 2011

If you’re stopping by for the first time from the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, welcome to my little corner of the quilt-blogosphere!  Isn’t the best part of BQF discovering to new and inspiring blogs?  I’ve found some fantastic quilters, not to mention the whole of the quilt blogosphere, through this festival, so let’s just say I’m officially a fan.

I just finished up Starring Anna for the newest little baby at my church, the adorable Anna.  I’ve wanted to do this wonky overall star pattern for a long time now, so I was really excited to be given free reign on this quilt, all the parents asked for was bright colors and maybe some green.

It was a bit of a challenge for me to figure out how to quilt this without distracting from the stars.  I debated outlining every other star, outlining the inside of the stars, straight line, and wavy lines.  I think this was the right direction.

For the back, I found this pear print that’s been in my stash for quite awhile.  The colors are just perfect and the print is fun.  And of course, my signature embroidery label for church quilts.

I love this quilt, but it’s also a sad one for me.  I will be making at least one more church quilt, but this is that last one that I will be around to present to the new baby and family.  In three weeks, I’ll be moving back to Pennsylvania to continue my job hunt and hopefully return to school.  It’s been a true delight to be a part of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship for the past two and a half years and an honor to celebrate the growth of the congregation this past year with baby quilts.  One of the things that I’ll miss most about North Carolina is being a part of a wonderful congregation that has given me, amongst many other things, a place to be affirmed as a person with gifts to share and a place in the church to share them.

I hope everyone is enjoying the oodles of inspiration over at Amy’s.  I know I’m forward to a great evening of blog hopping later this week!