Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Few New Projects

I'm still working on the Simple What Nots quilts for the Club we are doing at my local quilt shop.  Here are the latest I've gotten done:
Widdlytinks, with buttons instead of Yo-yos, 12" x 15"

Hopscotch with applique' center--a pieced center is an alternate variation
28" square

There is one more to finish then I can take a short breather.  This first collection club was so popular we are doing it again, January to June 2015.  See Collection 2 from Henry Glass Fabrics here. 

A look at the happy folks with their little quilts done--I love when they change the pattern to make it their own, adding borders or extra rows, making a placemat, changing colors, what fun:

In between this I made a small quilt "Inspired by Gee's Bend".  Our 2015 quilt guild show will have a special exhibit of quilts inspired by Gee's Bend quilts that will be for sale.  The committee will be meeting again soon and I wanted to have this "flimsy" made to give them an idea of what can be done.  All of them must be 24" square.  Here is my first one:

It was so much fun I'll be making at least one more.  One will be donated to the special exhibit sale and one I think I'll enter in the show.  It was hard for me to do "wonky"--you'll notice the borders got straighter the more I added. 

Four weeks from today I'll arrive in Houston.  I look forward to this so much every year and this year is just extra special.  So much to do before then so I've got to get busy!

Let's Quilt!



  1. Great projects, Barbara! Your first little quilt is darling. Love the button idea.

    :) Carolyn

  2. For having Houston on your radar you are staying busy in the sewing room. I love seeing the same pattern made differently.

  3. Thanks for sharing your Whatnots. I would love to do them , but they don't seem to have made it to the UK yet.