Thursday, February 27, 2014

More Juicy Fruit!

Carla's block is already in the mail!  Hope it works for you Carla!
Can't wait to see all of these together.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

The blocks are in the mail--for Carla

Today I put these four blocks in the mail for Carla.
I have also left then unsewn for her to distribute as she puts the top together.

Interestingly, after posting these on Instagram first, Linda commented that she liked the upper right block and someone else agreed. I was afraid all the fabrics "mushed" together too much because of the white outlines around all the squares in the print, making it more difficult to see the churn dash.

But I hope it works well in the whole scheme of things.

Oh, and I'm so glad we have our own blog!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Four More, Dashed

It's always fun to make churn dash blocks. Carla's tutorial makes them so easily, and in such an efficient way.
4-1/2" (unfinished) Churn Dash blocks
After cutting, I apply the "web" method of piecing together the patches. The web is the same way I put together a block quilt top. Like Carla's block-piecing method, using the web technique is efficient, and helps keep blocks the right direction.
Blocks as the web.
Row-piecing the web.
My blocks are going to Carla unsewn-together, so they can mix among those we sent her last year. Carla, we can't wait to see the juicy quilt this will be! Linda/FlourishingPalms

Friday, February 21, 2014

Another Churn Dash!

Ok, here's my block for Carla! What a great palette and nice tutorial. Really enjoyed this one . . .

Saturday, February 15, 2014

To Carla, from Suz

One this sunny Sunday, I will keep it short and sweet......

My churndash blocks for Carla, for February!

These are going in the mail tomorrow!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Made and Quilted by Elizabeth Eastmond

While the basic pattern (including that very cute Santa) came from Thimblecreek Quilts, the success of this quilt would have not have been possible without the help of my beemates in the Mid-Century Modern Quilt Bee.  All the blocks came in on time and were within 1/8" measurement of each other.  For those of you in other bees, you know how extraordinary that is.

I included everyone's names on my label.  

The boring old back, but I included it to show another fine feature of our bee: signature blocks.  We all make and sign a signature block to be included with our quilt blocks.  I love looking at them all and appreciate their contributions.

Friday, February 7, 2014

"Common Affection" ~ from Debbie of A Quilter's Table

Here's my quilt from 2013 - Common Affection.
"Common Affection" completed!
It was my first major venture into low-volume, and I'm still tickled with it. So many of you encouraged me as I constructed it and the end result is nothing I could have imagined when I first asked you for blocks. This quilt has had an interesting journey - winning "Creative Use of Neutral Fabric" in the AQS Modern Quilt Challenge in 2013, and is currently traveling with the show. A friend captured this photo of it today, hanging in the show in Phoenix!


This is going to be a fun place to post about our Mid Century Modern quilts. Thanks Susan for setting this up : )  I had asked my bee mates for a block of their choice based on the quilt 'Green Tea and Sweet Beans' by Jen Kingwell. I loved the blocks I received and this is how I put it together. I included the signature blocks on the front so I could always see them. It hangs in my hallway.

Love this and am looking forward to this years' quilt   : )


As we move into our second year, a few of us thought we deserved our own blog!

So, here's what we have so far!

Perhaps others might like to contribute a block or a finished quilt!

So I'm happy to go first....My "Birds of A Feather" Quilt!

Looking forward to seeing Carla's blocks for February, 

or some other finished quilts from 2013!

Happy days!