Friday, August 15, 2008

The Quilt Files, Episode 2

Too much to do ... get Boy ready for band camp ... start paying writing assignment ... finish chapter for critique group ... balance checkbook ... boy, I wish I could figure out how to copy video from my Black Belt show DVD and wow you with my cement breaks and awesome skit. But I've only got time for something short and sweet.

So here's episode two of my Quilt Files, my second finished project. This is a 27" square wall hanging I finished back in the winter of 2003. I fell in love with this group of fabrics—I do so love jewel tones—and bought a couple of charm packs (precut squares). Although I've since learned this pattern is called "Trip around the World," I didn't refer to any books for the design, just figured it out myself. Piecing it together was easy, only a couple afternoons' work, but I did the quilting by hand. You can't really see it on the back, but I used multicolored thread and stitched in the ditch, which looks really nice on against the black background.

This hangs in my front hallway almost all year round (I've got holiday hangings I swap in at Halloween and Christmas) and visitors almost always remark on it. I love the colors, so I don't think I'll ever get tired of it.

1 comment:

  1. It's gorgeous. Someday you will teach me to do the actual quilting, okay?