Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hidden Wells

This is the quilt that I made using the January palette from Patchwork Times. It is the same Hidden Wells pattern that I used for my March UFO last year.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pico de Gallo

I made a Pico de Gallo quilt for my nephew Charles who is a professional cook. Pico de Gallo is a delicious salsa made from tomatoes, jalapeƱos, onions, garlic and lime. I have all the ingredients here except for the onions. I hope the pattern brings him good luck - it is one of my favorite patterns, and it's called "broken dishes" - after all, we tell the actors to break a leg before the show starts.

Power of the Quilt

I have completed the first of six Roman Square quilts for the Power of the Quilt project.

There are five more that were derived from last year's project of making six colorful quilt tops simultaneously. I posted about that here.

2012 Color Challenge

New year, new projects. Patchwork Press is having a color palette challenge. Of course I would choose to make a quilt from start to finish each month rather than commit to completing one I already started. But I hope this year I won't be so obsessive about not missing a month. I am sure there will be some color palettes that don't appeal to me. But this one did, and I decided to make another Hidden Wells wall quilt, similar to last year's March UFO.

Here are strips that I chose in the given color scheme, arranged in eighteen groups of three.

I am sewing together thirty-six sets of strips. There will be two of each set of three colors, but I will cut them differently to make thirty-six different diamond shapes.

Now I have arranged the thirty-six diamonds that will appear to float above the background. When I cut these out, I also cut out 288 small triangles that will form the background.

I used the scheme from last year's Hidden Wells quilt to arrange the small triangles. I didn't plan to have four large light colored diamonds show up in the corners of the quilt - it just worked out that way.