Thursday, August 21, 2014

Guild Quilt

My guild quilt is back from my long arm quilter, Juliet, and hanging in my hall.  She did an excellent job and I just love it. 
Guild blocks from May 2001.  Finished quilt August 2014.
Bottom half of the guild quilt.  Overall measures 6 foot square.
Detail of the edge to edge quilting design. 

This quilt may have taken me 13 years to get it together, but in the end it was well worth the wait. 
As you can see I am not the type that has to finish a project before moving on to the next.  I have a couple more UFO's in my pile and would ideally like to finish them by the end of the year. 
Some ideas I come up with can be pushed out in a few hours.  Like this one.
Sliding Puzzle Quilt

Remember those sliding picture or number puzzles when you were a kid?  I had small end cuts of decorator fabrics in these large funky patterns.  So, I thought why not cut them into squares and move them just far enough away from each other so the mind tells you, "hey these should move closer to make a single picture".  That's how this quilt was born.  It measures 19" square.   
I'm off to scour my UFO basket and see what my mind is ready to conquer today.  ;o)