Monday, April 28, 2014

Lyn's Fabric

Below is a photo of Lyn's fabric.  She has not added her gradients to this photo but has them.  She hand quilts and cannot see her stitches on dark fabric, so she is making this quilt in positive/negative reverse.  Her lights and darks will be reversed, so that will be fun to see.  With the purple fabric as the exception, she has chosen Batiks (my personal fabric of choice).

I wanted to take a minute and share the story of her fabric selection for this project.  Lyn is my mother and we traveled to Hawaii with my two sister and two nieces.  Mom really wanted to make a Hawaiian quilt and buy the fabric there.  We only had time to stop at one little shop in Honolulu, but it was in a scary area of town so we really did not want to stay long.  She could not find a Hawaiian pattern she liked, so she settled on a book of Ricky Tims for a pattern she liked.  We assisted her in selecting the fabric shown here meant for that quilt.  When she got back to the condo that night she was looking at the pattern which was extremely detailed heavy hand applique.  She asked, "Do you think I bought enough fabric to make Jessi's Medallion out of this fabric instead of the Ricky Tims quilt?"  We did some math and decided she could if she purchased another piece to go with it and switched the darks and lights.   So, this will be a fun quilt to see finished because these fabrics were not intentionally selected for Jessi's Medallion.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Phyllis' Fabric

Phyllis emailed me a picture of her fabric and here it is.  Isn't it lovely?

She told me her darks are browns even though they may not look it in the photo (unless she changed her mind and got something else).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  Tracy's Fabric

      Here are my fabric choices.  The medium gray sure is taking on a blue color in this photo, my colors are black, dark gray, and medium gray with a Burgundy swirl, pale yellow, olive green, burgundy, and pale pink with a burgundy swirl through it..  I am liking my yellow (which is Deana's white.)  It has fun colors in it that seem to take on the color of whatever is sewn next to it.

This is my center and log cabins.  I will get sewing on the spikes and X's another day.  I am enjoying this new project, I hope everyone else is as well.

Marie's Fabric

I purchased my fabric.  On my computer the light color looks quite beige, but it is a pale yellow and the orange is not as dark as it shows in the picture.   I'm excited to start cutting into the fabric.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Deana's month 1

Yay!  I got the first month done for Jessi's Medallion.  I am pleased with it and hope she will be too.

Here is the center...

with the first round of log cabin blocks...

and then the next round started.  We will finish this round and add others in May.

It is all assembled EXCEPT for the orange spike blocks.  They will be added next month.

Please post your progress to the blog when you get started.  I would love to see all of your fabric when you purchase it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Jessi's Fabric

Jessi and I went shopping last week even before I had all the yardages finalized.  We got lucky on the amounts.  Here is a photo of what she picked out.  Her favorite color is orange.  I am not particularly fond of it, but I think it will be beautiful in this quilt.  Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the turquoise.  She picked one Batik and Batiks are my absolute favorite.  I can't wait to dive in!

I am still finalizing the Month 1 pattern.  I know most of you have not yet purchased fabric so I hope that means I have a couple of days.  I am very close. 

Introductions from Tracy

     Hello, my name is Tracy.  I received the invite by Deana personally to make this quilt.  I had been thinking of a new quilt design I could start.   I wanted one to be a lot of work and a challenge.  I agreed to make this quilt before I even seen it knowing the talent Deana has in quilting and design.  I was encouraged to look at it first and then to let her know.  I am stunned at this detailed design and can't wait to see it come together month by month. My biggest challenge will be choosing the fabric so this quilt can turn into a masterpiece.
     I have been quilting for about 8 years with the exception of when I was a little girl with my mothers help.  My mom taught me the basics of sewing, but Deana taught me the art of quilting.  I live several hundred miles from Deana so our teaching/learning sessions have mostly been been by phone and email.  She has a true gift of explaining in ways that even a beginner can understand, but her quilting knowledge is vast.
     I have 4 sons and a sweet husband who tolerate my quilting habits.  They are complimentary and kind.  They also give me personal time to enjoy my quilting hobby. I look forward to working on this project with each of you.