For today, a trio of smaller quilted fun.
If you click on the picture, you can see the detail of the roses free motion quilted in the light blue triangles. The light yellow background is densely quilted in a meandering pattern. I can't quite make out the detail of the rest of the quilting, other than loops in the first border.
|Grace's snowmen, 2005|
The border fabric on this one is a print of all sorts of snowmen.
|Pam;s birthday - 2006|
The runner is made entirely out of odd scraps of batiks I had in the stash. The colors are actually rather muddy - olive green, a greenish brown, muddied light blues and blue greens. But the addition of a little bit of true blue makes the whole thing pop.
You may have noticed that these blocks are also Ohio Star blocks, like the snowman candle mat center. But instead of having the traditional square-in-a-square center (the center blue square with the green corners in the candle mat), this one has a tiny patchwork. Those little squares finish at 1/2 inch. There are six of those teensy things across and over, for a total of 36 squares in each block center.
Thanks to some strip piecing, it wasn't as insane to piece as you might think. Still, it was a chore. But it's that kind of detail that makes this so much fun.
The blocks are quilted in the ditch. The surrounding triangles are densely meandered, while there is a running vine of leaves in the outer border.