Hello again from 24 Blocks. We’ve had a good Thanksgiving break; did some fabric cutting in between cooking and conversation with family. It was really nice to come back to our 24 Blocks Facebook page and see some really wonderful quilts that were posted in the last few days. We’ve picked out just a few–all pictorial wall-hangings or banners or quilt centerpieces–to celebrate. We hope they give you some ideas of quilting projects you may want to try. The creative spirit can really want to come out in the winter months.
from Martha Plante: “Foundation pieced…Don’t know the pattern name, but it was in a Quiltmaker magazine– one in the late 90’s maybe. It’s going to hang on the pantry door.“
What can we say? It is beautiful and creative and colorful. A Plante celebrates the plants that nourish our bodies, while art nourishes our spirits.
Thanks Diana, for showing us your banner. The fabrics you used are just wonderful. The sweet looks on the animal faces are a delight, too.
For quilters who haven’t done “free-standing applique” before there are a variety of tutorials online. One easy introduction comes from HGTV and is entitled “How to Design a Free Standing Applique Quilt”. There was an episode from “Simply Quilts” in 2004 that demonstrated the technique. Quilter and author Sharon Malec is credited with creating the approach. As Diana’s work shows, the secret is the fabric selection.
Thanks, Karen, for showing us two of your creative projects!
Thanks to everyone who loves quilting and all kinds of art with fabric. The creative spirit is inborn and makes us all richer when it is shared.