I wanted one post where I showed all the quilts together. You never know when you need to refer back tot hem and it is much easier to refer back to one post than several.
I can’t decide which is my favorite. They all have their charms.
#1 is really a classic design with a kind of random set of the blocks.
DH commented that he really liked the colors. I have a Mariner’s Compass for him pretty far down the list, but when I make it, I will consider making it blue and gold.
I first did the thin border on a quilt called Water Kaleidoscope (not sure if I have a photo) and have always wanted to use that kind of border again, so I was pleased to find that opportunity in #1.
The series of three also gave me the opportunity to try some different things while still working with a limited set of blocks and colors.
I do like the asymmetrical border on #2 and I may not have done it on another quilt. Having a lot of SherriD’s blocks to work with made that border possible. I think it was also a good use for those blocks.
I think being able to try out that type of border and see how it looked made me more comfortable with, perhaps, using the design element on another quilt in the future.
I also notice that #2 seems to have a lot more stars than the others. #1 and #3 still seem to have enough stars, which is good.
We’ll have to see.
By #3, the concept of these quilts was getting old and I wanted the project finished. I also did not want to infuse the quilt with bad energy, so I took up a new design challenge, which was a row quilt. This was a challenge, because of the variety of sizes of blocks I had to work with. With my SIL’s embroidered blocks, I was also able to take the asymmetrical border idea in a different direction.
I also wanted to take the opportunity to say that I could not have done this project without the help of the people who contributed blocks and my mom who not only made blocks, but also made backs and bindings and was my general quilt dogsbody. The awesome contributors are:
- Reva Bailey, a member of the Contemporary Quilt & Fiber Artists, California
- Michelle Boyd, a member of Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild, California
- Mary Carroll, mom, California
- Diane Carver, a member of the Contemporary Quilt & Fiber Artists, California
- Chris Crawford, a member of the Contemporary Quilt & Fiber Artists, California
- Sherri Dodds, blogger, Creative Prompt Project participant, and a member of Quilt Mavericks, Arkansas
- Barsha Elzey, a member of Marin Quilt & Needlearts Guild, California
- Carol Hansen, a blogger and Creative Prompt Project participant from Tennessee
- Sandy Hasenauer, podcaster from NY
- Bronwen McInerny, a member of the Contemporary Quilt & Fiber Artists, California
- Jeanne Neptune, TFQ, Washington
- Adrianne Ove, a member of Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild, California
- Sue Porter, a member of the Contemporary Quilt & Fiber Artists, California
- Catherine Wong, SIL, Maryland