Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Contrary Wife

this is Laura's class sampler and scrappy quilt. that's my teacher. one of her blocks is actually signed by Eleanor Burns herself. look at the nice job Laura does on the quilting. luckily the Trunk Show hung in shop for a bit so we could see in person. i took some pics and put them below.class started this month. so look what i did to my book. yeah Kinko's. they went straight thru the hardcover. about $5. for the coil. about $1.50 for the cut. so helpful in class. hardcovers just don't stay open.today was a just-make-one-block-and-decide-later day. of course i had to make both the 6-1/2 in. block and the 12-1/2 in. block. why the heck not. this can't be as hard as last year's sampler. so many decisions on picking fabric. please keep it simple Karen. but no. let's use this blue and yellow dot for the background. blue dark. green medium. yellow light. red just a bit for pop and for posts & binding. tried to keep red out. but i will probably need it. blue and green for ribbon border. i would rather not worry about any of this now. but this Victory Garden fabric is very popular at my LQS. here's my Contrary Wife block layed out on top of dot background so i can get used to it that way.i'm not sure i would have hand picked this quilt. but now that i have the book to browse thru. there are other quilts in this book i really like. the ivory background is beautiful. & the large floral with flags makes a perfect backing. so i plan to also make the Hope of Hartford Quilt. that's one of the reasons i picked the dot background for sampler. so they would not be the same. i would also love to tackle the Puppy Dogs with Bone Border. so cute. but i just must not even think about making the Fly Boy or the Broken Sugar Scrappy. but they're really cute too.

Trunk Show Sampler Quilt on Point:Trunk Show Hope of Hartford Quilt 6 in. blocks:Trunk Show Fly Boy Quilt:

4 comments:

Shari said...

I had no idea you could put a ring binding on a hard cover book - and I know that's a big book! Should be an interesting journey...

Melanie said...

Good luck with this project. The colours look good together. That's the bit I am bad at. :-) Those quilts with the one design repeated look so good. I think they would take a lot of patience though.

Good idea about the ring binding. I usually resort to laying another book over the one I'm using and then having to fiddle about trying to read the page with fabric getting scrunched in my hand. Very civilized idea the ring binding! Well done.

Mary L. said...

Love the first quilt! Actually love them all!!!

Eileen said...

When I see quilts like this.. I tell myself.. "You MUST learn to machine quilt.. look what you could get done." Those ARE machine quilted.. right?
And ok.. can you go to any Kinkos and have this done to any book? This is a fabulous thing. Just think how much easier it would be to lay on a scanner that way.

Your blocks look great!