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Saturday, June 25, 2011

OPENING NIGHT in Magnolia Lane

Laura Gunn's Magnolia Lane collection of 8 prints is perfect for our OPENING NIGHT pattern.  The main magnolia print is strong, and looks fine on its side for the top and bottom borders.   Six fascinating prints for the patchwork have strength, but not enough to overpower the main magnolia.  A great brown texture print finishes it off for the binding. 

Laura's prints photograph so well for pattern covers.  People are drawn to them in my booths at the shows, too.  

Thursday, June 23, 2011

FREEDOM Scramble

This quilt is made from one of the kits I made from our Community Service stash.  When I make these kits, the goal is usually to pick colors that go together.  It is always a pleasant surprise when the prints work well together, too.

The main thing I like about this version is that the quiltmaker scrambled the 4-patches more than I usually do.  My plan is to make 4-Patches out of 2 fabrics.  However, with only 6 fabrics and 6 blocks,  it happens that colors or lights and darks may clump up in the layout phase.  This quilt has 4 fabrics in each 4-Patch, which gives a scrambled, but more balanced look to the layout.

Variations are such an amazing part of quiltmaking--even something as simple as this pattern.