If your looking for the PVQA November BOM I will post it next Monday.
I went to my first Quilt Guild "Show and Tell" in 1994 and I was immediately smitten with the World of Quilt Making!
I like all Kinds of quilts and so I Make all kinds of quilts. How I decide what kind of quilt to make usually depends on who I'm making it for. For gifts for friends and family I try to figure out what that person would like. If it's a Charitable quilt it might be quite simple for time sake. If it's for my own entertainment or a personal challenge I tend to make quilts that are Scrappy and / or abstract. My website is titled "Confessions of an Eclectic quilter", see what you think!?
Early Personal Challenges....
Blue and Gold- 1998
This was a very formative quilt for me. The challenge was three fold: 1- I rec'd the blocks through a block swap so they were not all the same size. 2- It was one of the first quilts I quilted on my new Longarm (Very Scarry!) 3- How to work with a Scrappy look without it becoming a total mish-mash!
Work Smarter Not Harder- 2000
My Friends tease me about how many UFO's I have.
Every class produces another UFO! So I started taking the same basket of fabric to every class. This quilt represents about 5 classes worth of techniques.
Geisha Surrounded- 1999
I won these Bourgoyne Surrounded blocks (in amish colors) through my guilds BOM. The problem was there was a huge difference in size between smallest and largest. Rather than set them in the traditional setting I used them as a border where the difference in size would not be so noticeable. I designed the center to compliment the border.
Dream Fabric- 1999
About half the blocks in this quilt were from a block swap. I just love that hokey '50's fabric in between the blocks and this seemed the perfect use for it!
Long Standing Lone Star- started 1998 finished 2014!
This was a real exercise in patience 'cause the piecing was soooo tedious, thus the long time to the finish.
Moterey Bay- 2014
I mostly make bed and lap quilts but sometimes I'll make a wall hanging for My Guild's quilt challenge like this one.
In recent years I have been experimenting with more abstract designs...
Flannel Scraps- 2009
This was the first in a long series of Scrap Quilts. I teach a class using a variety of techniques I call Scrap Strategies.
'30's Scraps - 104" x 104"
Leftovers from '30's Scraps
Batik Scraps #2
Batik Scraps # 5
Lately I've been dabbling with some "Modern Designs".
Modern Harlequin- 2015
Simple Modern Improv- 2015
Color swatches- 2014
Modern Village- 2015
Shutes and Ladders- 2014
If you'd like to see some of my other quilts check out the tabs at the top of this page.
I hope you enjoyed my little retrospective.
I have certainly enjoyed visiting all of the websites in the linky party! What an amazing collection of talented quilters!
Have a great week!
cheers, Claire W.