Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day…a day we remember and honor all who have served our country and sacrificed to keep our country safe and strong. Here is a quilt I made several years ago. Happy Memorial Day!

Designed by Janet Miller called Patriotic Rose


Quilting with No Rules

The kids have gone back home to Pennsylvania, and things are getting back to normal. I’m sad to see them go, and I do miss the antics of my granddaughters and their funny sayings. One saying I learned while they were here is “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.”

Which fits with the project I’m currently working on.  February’s meeting with The Arts Gals, Anita showed us techniques for working with a variety of Improv blocks using Kathryn Schmidt’s Rule Breaking Quilts.  While I wasn’t a big fan of the book, I did work through Anita’s lesson. So far, this is what I have.

Without any more of the focus fabric, I’m working with what I have. (And I’m not going to throw a fit.) 😀 We tried several methods of Improv – including 4-patch, 9-patch, quarter-circles, wedges, and basically played with fabric. This fabric is out of my comfort zone. I don’t usually work with blues or purple, but I did have a lot of turquoise. I used Moda’s Grunge fabric and a focus fabric from my stash of long ago. 

What do you think? What colors are out of your comfort zone?