At work the other day, I received an email from a vendor someone who wanted my input on some upgrades they are making to a product we use. This happens periodically, so I skimmed through the email intending to respond “later.”
However, I was brought up short by the last paragraph in which the author called me a ‘talented and prolific’ quiltmaker and went on to talk a little about her own quiltmaking. She also pointed out the photos she had attached. It is always nice to find a personal connection with people with whom I work. It makes the work so much easier and more pleasant. Until now, I have only found a couple of needlepointers. While interesting, it isn’t my main focus. As a result of the extra mile, Lisa got her meeting with me, we had a lovely exchange of emails about the quilting process, I pointed her to some other quilt groups in her area and she gave me permission to post the photos she sent.
Above is a log cabin in process. I think the grey and the blue work very well together in terms of color/value temperature. It looks like a more pleasant version of my neighborhood in the summer: fog and ocean! The yellow centers and scrapiness are great, too. Lisa said this will be a Cal King size!
Cute baby, eh?
The star quilt was a gift for one of Lisa’s nephews. I love her bold use of pattern in this project. I also like the fact that she used different backgrounds and ties the quilt together with the sashing. I did that with my Sampler quilt and think the design technique works very well.
The quilt’s yellow sections makes the eye move around the motifs. As a result, I see a four patch peeking out from the center of one of the stars. I love four patches.
Also, I am a total sucker for star samplers. I see some Sawtooth stars in different sizes. I like the Sawtooth star on point (top with red triangles and patterned center) as the block pattern looks so much more complicated than it really is once it is positioned on point.
Again, Lisa has demonstrated her fearless use of pattern in this ninepatch quilt. The pattern on the fabric doesn’t overwhelm the design, because she has chosen a relatively simple block pattern. I also like the variety of backgrounds.
Thanks for sharing, Lisa!