Piece & Quilt with Precuts: Windows Quilt
I'm absolutely grateful for the opportunity to participate in Christa Watson's blog hop to celebrate the release of her third book: Piece and Quilt with Precuts.
I've been working on a quilt project lately for art quilts to auction off for help funding my service dog and training. I took a break, partly because of a 14+ year old cat who enjoys getting in the way, and also because I was afforded a fantastic opportunity of participating in this blog hop.
Let's get to it!
The palette for my quilt started with a canvas that is on the wall of my bedroom. This is the inspiration for some of the colors in my quilt. The canvas is a reprint of artwork by Deann Hebert.
I had one of my favorite views while I worked on this quilt. My sewing machine faced the marina in Westport. I just love watching the fishing boats go in and out.
My quilt isn't finished because I'm going to hand quilt it using Aurifil 12wt thread. I am going to use a beautiful lavender color thread for contrast on the black background fabric. I love taking the time to hand quilt with big stitches because I can keep my hands moving, which is sometimes difficult with multiple sclerosis. Making big stitches is my self-prescribed occupational therapy. Much better than picking up spilled paper clips in a doctor's office.
This pattern is a lot of fun and easy to do. I bet it would be quicker and easier using precuts, but I worked with my scrap stash and yardage. This project is perfect for chain piecing.
I hope you enjoy the blog hop and take the time to see what other quilters are doing.
BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
Here’s the schedule of bloggers to follow with their names, links to their blogs, plus their Instagram handles. You have to stop by and check these talented ladies out!!
FRIDAY AUGUST 18 – SQUIGGLES
SATURDAY AUGUST 19 – GRIDWORK
MONDAY AUGUST 21 – FREQUENCY
TUESDAY AUGUST 22 – S.W.A.K.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 – STARSTRUCK
THURSDAY AUGUST 24 – DOT’N’DASH
FRIDAY AUGUST 25 – TWINKLING DIAMONDS
Jessee Maloney Blog: Art School Dropout IG: @jessee_artschooldropout
Jessica Caldwell Blog: Desert Bloom Quilting IG: @desertbloomquilting
Anjeanette Klinder Blog: Anjeanette Klinder IG: @anjeanetteklinder
SATURDAY AUGUST 26 – WINDOWS
Terri Vanden Bosch Blog: Meanderings Along Lizard Creek IG: @lizardcreekquilter
Suzy Webster Blog: Webster Quilt IG: @websterquilt
Katie Joy Church Blog: Wild Prairie Studio IG: @katie_joyquilts (***hey, that's me!!)
MONDAY AUGUST 28 – KITES
TUESDAY AUGUST 29 – ARROWS
WEDNESDAY AUG 30 – SPOOLS
Jen Shaffer Blog: Patterns by Jen IG: @patternsbyjen
Sandra Starley Blog: Textile Time Travels IG: @textiletimetravels
Make sure you grab your own copy of Christa's fantastic book!!
I'd love to hear about what your current project is. Leave me a comment about what you're working on and at the end of month, one person will get a surprise from me and an e-copy of Christa's book courtesy of Martingale. (Make sure you use an email you check regularly!!)