Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Purebred (63" x 78") and Mahalo (54"x14")

 True confession--I succumbed to the lure of a kit.  Wanting to make a special quilt for my niece who works with rescue horses, I could not resist "Purebred" by Erin Michael.  (Moda Kit 26090)
Upon opening the panel,  I found the size of the horse a bit startling because I'm pretty sure it's larger than a life size equine. (Although all horses look enormous to me.)  Should be fascinating to watch my niece's reaction when I present this quilt to her next weekend.
 Recently we travelled to Hawaii for three weeks, and I brought along a bag of hexies to hand baste.  Here's a few on a table runner that's inspired by the gorgeous colors in a botanical garden we hiked on the Big Island.  Now what to do with the many many more hexies I made?


My newest project is actually the resurrection of a five year old UFO.  I had used a cyanotype sunprint kit to make the blue prints and then fractured them with fine line piecing.  The commercial green came with "sunprint" botanicals images.  Just tossing a few loose blocks on the floor tells me I badly need to put up a design wall to figure out an interesting arrangement.