Here are some samples of my recent efforts in sewing small art quilts.
This quilt top is ready to be quilted. Once I get it back from the quilter, I will bind it then donate it. The pattern is Chain Drive by Glenda Wilder. It’s the first time I’ve made a modern quilt.
The wind was blowing when I photographed the quilt top. That’s why it’s a little askew. The pattern is Come Fly With Me.
A new quilt pattern for me: Charms on Point. Charms are 5-inch squares of pre-cut fabric. This quilt started out as a rectangle: 6 fabric squares by 12 fabric squares. You make two cuts: from the top middle to the bottom corners, making three triangles. Sew the two outside pieces back together, then sew that piece to the remaining triangle. And there you have it: a quilt with the squares on point. It’s 37 inches by 37 inches. The outside edges are on the bias, so I’ll add a border for stability. I will make another quilt with layer cakes (10-inch pre-cut squares) and see what size that ends up as.
I like scrappy quilts and for this one I used a mish-mash of 5-inch squares from three or four different charm packs. I spent quite some time arranging the rows before sewing them together to ensure the same fabrics didn’t touch each other. After the cutting apart and sewing back together, I noticed I ended up with the two rose patterns right next to each other. Oh, well, better luck next time.
My next donation quilt, in the Cozy Cabin pattern.