Thursday, December 30, 2010

Batiks are beautiful

Last evening I finished "Friendship's Ribbons," a comfort quilt for a colleague. The batik "ribbon star" blocks were contributed by other librarians.  It is 47 x 53.

Signature squares pieced into the quilt back

When I pulled out batik fabrics for the blocks that I made I found a stack of 6" 9-patch blocks.  I put them up on the design wall and they became this 40 x 52 quilt, which is finished (including both horizontal and vertical hanging sleeves).

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

RCTQ Christmas memories

Look what I found when I repacked the "Christmas gift wrap and package trims" box this morning.
I received these from an exchange by members of RCTQ (the Usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.textiles.quilting, now a Google group) in 1999.  [Straw stars: Elke Painke; angel: Karen Hood; beaded snowflake: Judy Fearn; snowman: Donna Crompton; tree: Ally Fiddy; heart: Judy Christensen; holly: Stephanie Scales; Santa: Gen Henderson.]  I have no recollection what I contributed!

Dead Dog Creek Ravine, December

Here's the monthly ravine photo, taken about 2 p.m. on Tuesday.  We had a light, gentle snowfall on Saturday night/Sunday morning (December 25/26) -- about 8".     (By comparison: see this post.)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

RRCB: a mystery indeed

How will all of these units fit into one quilt?  Bonnie Hunter is the only one who knows!
I have managed to keep up with the weekly clues for Bonnie's "Roll Roll Cotton Boll" mystery--the most recent of which involved *600* half-square triangles. 

It started easily enough....
Matched pairs...pinwheels, perhaps?

60-string-pieced squares in "light neutrals"

Squares are simple!

600 half-square triangles! Not hard, but oh-so-fiddly.