Saturday, April 24, 2010

California Sunshine

Our guild quilt show starts today and I got my big quilt finished and bound just in time.

I call it California Sunshine as that's where it came together, in January at sunny Pt. Bonita. I started with a pile of nine-patch blocks purchased years ago at the Ottawa Antique Mall. I liked the colors but puzzled over how to set them together for quite a while, as they weren't all the same size.

At last, I turned to the work of Anna Williams for inspiration. I collected a pile of fabrics in coordinated colors. I cut strips and sashed them around the blocks, then added rows of smaller pieces (many vintage fabrics from Barbara's garage sale last summer). When I got home, I thought they needed some calm chambray shirting to pull it all together. The quilt measures 64" x 82".

The ever brave Lori Kukuk (a name spelled the same forwards and backwards, our local sports writers note) quilted it.

And it's up at the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild show! Aaaahhhhhhhh...... If you're in the area, stop by. At Douglas County Fairgrounds at 21st and Harper, 10 -5 today and tomorrow.

9 comments:

  1. oh my lordy.. I LOVE that quilt... love the randomness, the colors, I could sit and go through it square by square...and each time find something new to love about it! nice job!

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  2. your California sunshine is super!!

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  3. Oh, so Happy!! I love this quilt- I could look at it for a really long time. Wow! Bet those blocks are happy to finally be part of a quilt.

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  4. LOVE this quilt. Great colours and great way you've set those 9 patches :)

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  5. Gorgeous quilt! Well done! Happy quilting!

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  6. Hi Deb...So good to see you at Fractured Fabric on Thursday night. Your quilt looks as good in photograph as it did in real life! Such Fun!
    Val :-)

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  7. Great quilt! Looks like an old quilt, one made with a sense of whimsy. Beautiful quilting too!

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  8. I love this! The colours are so cheerful :-)

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