Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll enjoy reading about my quilts and travels. I make lots of quilts, many as gifts, some for charity, and a few on commission. I love to travel and I own a car, but I am afraid to drive in heavy traffic. So I often use public transportation to visit big cities. I don't just go on trips--I have adventures!
Every Seven Minutes Quilt - Laid out on design wall
I had been having a hard time getting back to work on Every Seven Minutes, a wallhanging inspired by the San Diego Trolley. I had made the scrappy strip sets seen below, but I wasn't happy about them.
Strip sets - original collection
Wasn't thrilled about these
I came up with the idea of going back to the palette in the Electric Quilt sketch, below.
Every Seven Minutes - Electric Quilt sketch
Fabrics chosen for the new strip sets - green is new but the rest are from stash/scraps
Strips sewn together, ready to cut
First four strip sets in the new palette
The colors make me happy!
All 16 strip sets
Calculating side and corner triangles for on-point layout
Red squares and triangles placed on design wall
Bright blue squares and triangles added
I like the graphic look.
It's good to be quilting again. This Saturday is the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild meeting. I'd like to have a finished quilt to share at the meeting. At the very least I'll be able to bring the assembled quilt top.