This is the first in a series of three quilts that I made in the 1980’s. I wanted something with movement, not a static symmetrical block. I found the unnamed block in a photo in a Michael James book. I liked the diagonals mixed into it.
At our Monona Quilters meeting last week I picked up a pile of similar pieces from the giveaway table. When I got home I realized that they were all WOF and had an idea for an easy strip quilt. So I laid out the strips at half width to try them out and just look at some of the assorted produce!
I think that strips of the gold fabric will set them off nicely. My friend and I were wondering who would want such a fruit and vegetable quilt. Just then a delivery man came to the door and said he sure would like it! No accounting for taste, so I will put this together when I am able to find the right gold fabric.
A RED LETTER MONTH
It’s been a busy quilting week for me. It’s also been beautiful weather, not yet in the 80’s. Happily I am on schedule to have the zigzag rainbow quilt pinned at our group meeting on Monday. So here is part of the red streak for July. It has been a lot of fun matching up the various fabrics and some colors are not as easy as others, red being one, because it doesn’t have a very wide range from light to dark.
I am making a quilt for my granddaughter who will be 14 in July. She is a huge Beatles fan and has painted her room in rainbow colors. So we decided on a zigzag rainbow quilt for her. Last week I assembled all my rainbow fabrics and loved doing that.
Thanks to all of you for the consensus that a bright and dark green mix would look best with my balloons. So UW, Wisconsin, and UW, Washington are no longer rivals but teammates! I am very happy with how the blocks turned out.