August means FOOTBALL….and quilts

Over the last months, I have been sharing the quilts that I made as part of the British Quilt List challenge in 2009…..

The challenge for August was to make thirty-six, 2.5-inch half-square triangles and then play with them until you found a design that you liked!!

Since it was August and the beginning of college football season, I went with the University of Georgia RED & BLACK….

I remember having so much fun playing with the squares until I found a pattern that was pleasing…..

So, even if you may not be a Georgia fan, I hope that you enjoy the quilt and I would highly encourage you to sew up some half-square triangles and make one for yourself!!!!



July Bargello…

I have once again fallen down on the job with posting about the quilts from the British Quilt List challenge that I participated in back in 2009!!

The July quilt was a simple bargello design…..

I love the fabrics that I used for this piece, particularly the sparkles that are coming out of the “fireworks”!!!

Additionally, our guild challenge for December has just been announced, and guess what… is a BARGELLO quilt.

I am looking forward to playing with some designs in the upcoming months and seeing what I can do with them!!!

Have you ever made a Bargello design and do you have any suggestions for me??

Oops….I forgot June!!

Earlier in the year I had been talking about the British Quilt List challenge that I participated in back in 2009..

I had posted thru May and my plan had been to post one a month for the rest of the year.


So, here is the 12-inch quilt for June…..

Sadly, I don’t remember exactly how we made this block. but I am thinking that we sewed the “flap” strips together first and then inserted them into the seams of the backing fabric.

I do remember sewing the top flaps down heading one direction and the bottom flaps the other, and then picking a point somewhere in the middle to turn the flaps the othere direction.

It has wonderful dimension and, for me, the fabrics are perfect!!

It would be interesting to explore this technique further as I am SURE that lots of amazing quilts could come out of it…..

This was a fun quilt to make and I love hanging it in my bathroom in the Spring and Summer.

Have you ever tried a “tuck” quilt??

It’s May for the BQL

As I have been posting for the past few weeks, I was once involved in a Yahoo group called the “British Quilt List”. Back in 2009, they ran a challenge to complete a 12-inch square quilt each month, following a prescribed format.

The quilts were all designed by Kandy, and she commented on the last quilt by saying this….

“It was me that thought up all the designs for this year of challenges. It was tricky trying to find 12 different things & stay a step or two ahead! I loved seeing how different people’s interpretations were. Some of my ‘months’ mini quilts I still love, a couple I could easily throw in the bin😆

Unfortunately, the quilt for May was not my favorite although I haven’t quite gone to the extreme of throwing it away……

I don’t remember the exact parameters of the challenge, but we were supposed to start with the word “MAY” and then go from there!!

One interesting thing that I see in this quilt is that I did a great “paisley meander” in the quilting design but I don’t remember knowing HOW to do that particular design!!!

So, I guess that I did learn something from this challenge even though I didn’t remember it 10 years later!!!

Like I said….I always learn something from each challenge!!!!

More from the British Quilt List….

For the last few Thursdays, I have been sharing quilts that I made thru the “British Quilt List” (Yahoo group) challenge.

Now we are up to April and this was my absolute FAVORITE quilt!!

We were told to design our own geometric shapes that would finish to a 4-inch square and then use our imagination to turn them into PURSES!!!

I decided to use some fabrics that I had bought in India for the bags themselves and then had SO much fun embellishing them!!

The final quilt is so fun….

…and brings a smile to my face whenever I see it!!!

AND…..isn’t that what a quilt is supposed to do????

Do you have a quilt that makes you SMILE???