Friday, July 1, 2011

Heading for the Lake?

Since there is no ocean view in AZ, most people head for the lake on holiday weekends.  We aren't, but since I just took my Lady of the Lake quilt to the NQA show to use in my Medley class, I thought I would show it to you.  The more I look at this small quilt, the more I want to make a larger version of it.

This is the only quilt I've made that has much pink in it.  When I made it, I wanted to use some pinks and browns that I had.  It was also a quilt where I was working on accuracy in piecing half-square triangle units of two different sizes.

I just love the way the half-square triangles make patterns where they meet.  What do you think?  What color would you make this pattern?  Would you make it in "water" colors or maybe in "desert" colors?  It's a simple pattern to make -- I mean really, how much more basic than two sizes of half-square triangles can you get?

I took a day off this week and made some progress on the stacked bricks.  With the holiday weekend I hope to get Jeff's quilt pin basted and ready to quilt.  Have to move a table to make enough floor space to pin bast this one!  The pin-basting is NOT my favorite part of the quilting process.  Any one relate?

Next time I'll post some red, white and blue quilts for you.  Hope you have great plans for the holiday weekend.

Until next time -- keep on quilting!


julieQ said...

OH, how pretty!! I have seen this pattern set on point and it is so pretty too...I would love to make one in pinks too!

JoQuilter said...

OK, Lois, most of the blocks are just 2 fabrics. Explain about the ones that aren't!

I am planning to make one almost like yours. But mine will have a square in the center. Better to highlight my hand quilting :-)

Lois Arnold said...

Jo, how clever of you to notice. The blocks that have more than two fabrics are simply because I ran out of the first one. I have no problem substituting another fabric if there isn't enough of one to finish the block or blocks.

Yours with the square in the middle will be lovely for your beautiful hand quilting. Mine was machine quilted on a long arm, not by me and is a pantogram. The next one I make, I'll probably quilt myself, I was in a hurry on the pink and grown one as I had to ship it to a guild prior to my coming and I knew it would be handled, so had it quilted so the seams wouldn't ravel.