Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Elizabeth's QOV

Elizabeth from Houston sent me this lovely top to finish for a Wounded Warrior. I quilted, bound and labeled it today and have to make the presentation case tomorrow.
I don't know the name of the pattern and I must remember to ask Elizabeth. I think it looks a little scrappy, there are no two blocks the same-I find this style of quilt so charming and old fashioned and very satisfying to make because we can often use up small pieces left over from other projects.
From the back you can see the quilting, a Stars and Stripes flag design. It has been washed and dried and has acquired the traditional wrinkly look of a quilt. Here is what Liz said about her quilt:
"I think I shall call it Pair It Up Block of the Month.
It was my Block of the Month designed for Great Expectations Quilt Store in Houston, Tx.
Each set of fabrics made a pair of blocks with the same fabrics. One had a dark focus and the other had a light focus."
So there you have it!
The tidy label made on my little Brother embroidery machine, I am very pleased with this machine. Now if I just had time to study the tutorials I could do all sorts of wonderful things with it.
I had no idea when I acquired it where or how I would store it to be handy but not too intrusive, my studio is a very small space with a lot of very important "stuff" in it!
I was able to re-purpose a sturdy rolling cart to hold the machine and some accessories [said cart used to hold my printer in the office and was replaced by something more practical and aesthetically pleasing] and the drawers are really handy for extra storage in the studio. Any artist or crafter will tell you there is never enough storage space in their work/design area.


Cheryl Willis said...

the pattern kinda looks like what we can have been calling the pick and choose. it is a four patch block made up of two 4-patches and two tri/sqs. I like your setting. on closer look it looks like you started with a 9-patch block of the smaller units, what ever was done it is scrappy and fun. cw

farmlady said...

There is NEVER enough storage! Never! That is a good reuse of a metal unit. Great idea!
Love the quilt and the embroidered label. How cool that a machine does that.