Monday, April 6, 2009

March Week 4

This is the last of my New York Beauty/Pattern study weekly quilts, and I think I like it the best. Of course, that has more to do with the beautiful Kaffe Fasset fabric in the center of the quilt than with my design or other choices.

So, what did I learn with this month's exercises.
First, the New York Beauty blocks aren't nearly as intimidating to design or accomplish as I was afraid they would be. (In fact, I've enlarged two of the designs and I'll post those when I finish them.) The scale of the pattern on the fabric really does matter. (I should know that by now, but I just don't do that much traditional piecing, so I'd heard it, but I hadn't experienced it first hand.)

I enjoyed the challenge, and it really made me work outside of my comfort zone.

Forgive the poor hanging job that I've done so far, but I've got the first three months of quilts up on the wall outside my studio. In the next week or so, I'll post a blog about how I frame them.

Next month, I'm working on reverse applique and hand quilting. Now that I'm back online, I'll get last week's quilt posted in the next several days. I'd love to hear your comments on it


JafaBrit's Art said...

The colours and patterns are gorgeous :)

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