Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blog Tour Day 6 and Granny Square Quilt Block

Blog Tour Day 6

Today on Day 6 of the Modern Designs for Classic Quilts blog tour, we hop over to Quilting is my Therapy with Angela Walters! Angela is the author of two books of her own, a fabric designer, and most notably, an absolutely amah-zing quilter. I'm sure I'm not telling you anything you didn't already know, but wow, this gal can quilt!
When this book project finally became official in the fall of 2011, I knew that I wanted a Dresden Plate to be one of the quilts I made for the book. As my design for the quilt evolved, it became very clear to me that this bad boy was going to need some serious quilting in all of the negative background space, and who better to turn to for that quilting that Angela?! Thanks for being part of this project, Angela!

Granny Square Quilt Block

When I moved to Charleston back in July, the first thing I did after sign a lease was to find out more info on the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild and this group of gals has become a real lifesaver to me in a place where I know next to no one.

My Charleston Guild is currently doing a bee, and this month, we're all making a Granny Square Quilt Block for Tamie. Tamie provided us with the white background fabric, the instructions from Blue Elephant Stitches found HERE, and then gave us free reign on the other colors and fabrics we used.

Yellow scraps for the center

Aqua/blue scraps for the outside ring

on the design wall

Finished! (untrimmed)
Hope you like it, Tamie! These things may become addictive....

Happy Stitching,


The Blog Tour continues tomorrow with . . .

Tuesday, Nov. 6       (Lindsay, CraftBuds)
Wed., Nov. 7            (Jill, Darling Jill Quilts)
Thursday, Nov. 8      (Faith, Fresh Lemons)
Friday, Nov. 9           (Generation Q)
Saturday, Nov. 10    (Angela, Quilting is my Therapy)
Sunday, Nov. 11       (Shannon, Stitch Craft Create)
Monday, Nov. 12      (Laurie, Scarlet Fig)
Tuesday, Nov. 13     (Lindsay, The Cottage Mama)
Wed., Nov. 14           (Jessica, A Little Gray)
Thursday, Nov. 15    (Mary, The Tulip Patch)
Friday, Nov. 16         (Deborah, Whipstitch)
Saturday, Nov. 17    (Kaysie, KZJo’s Studio)
Sunday, Nov. 18       (Jenny, Sew Kind of Wonderful)
Monday, Nov. 19      (Carla, LollyQuiltz)
Tuesday, Nov. 20     (Thomas, Thomas Knauer Sews)
Wed., Nov. 21           (Brenda, Pink Castle Fabrics)
Thursday, Nov. 22     (Lindsay & Liz Rea, CraftBudsInspire Me Grey)
Friday, Nov. 23         (Sarah, The Last Piece)
Saturday, Nov. 24    (Cara: Cara QuiltsAndie: AndieJohnsonSews, Kelly: Stitchy Quilt Stuff)


tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Amo as placas,parabéns.

Phoebe said...

And we at the CHS MQG are glad to have you. And I personally am glad to have you as my new BFF, no matter what Siri says. . . : )

Tamie's block looks FAB.

Jackie & Kim said...

Tamie's block looks great. I hope to work on mine tomorrow. We are happy that you moved to Charleston and joined us. Kim