Saturday, July 16, 2011

Eggs and Tomatoes

Yellow and red is not my favourite colour combination.   Red does not star much in my quilts.  I don't know whether it's because I don't like tomatoes, or I don't like tomatoes because they are red (and have seeds, and don't taste nice and have lots of different textures).  Presenting the tessellating 'S' quilt.


I have been told the pattern is called "Double S".  Thanks for all the suggestions regarding the outside edge.  I tried all your ideas and eventually found the border in my stash, depriving me the opportunity to go shopping.

It feels good to have only used fabric from my (large) stash and to have finished off a UFO.   It only took 12 years and 10 days.  Once the new design was settled on, the blocks came together quickly.  It reminded me  of a must read book.  I just couldn't put it aside until it was finished. The plan is to use big stitch quilting.  Fingers crossed I can finish it before 2012. While I am quilting I hope to settle on a name for it.

The back of my jumper (sweater) is also complete, but I am once again struggling with the intricate pattern at the beginning of the front.

The 'S' quilt had to make way for another more recent start.  Once a month I am in a class Sue Ross teaches at Quiltsmith on a Sunday.  I have long admired her quilt.  She made 9 blocks, but I am enjoying it so much I am on my way to 16 blocks.


This week I have really enjoyed all the blog posts about the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show.  Now that would be a show I would like to go to.

13 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

I don't think I could stop at nine of those either. And ... when you go to the Sisters show, stop foor me along the way!

Janet said...

I love the Sue Ross blocks. I have to say the red and yellow pattern looks really fascinating, it'll be fabulous with big perle quilting. That's a popular colour scheme of Judy Hooworth and that's what it reminded me of.

Nicky said...

Love your eggs and tomato quilt - does it need another name? I think that says it all!

Crispy said...

Hooray for getting that short term project done LOL. I agree with Nicky, Eggs & Tomatoes is a great name for the quilt. I LOVE the Sue Ross blocks, they are wonderful with all the fussy cutting!!

Crispy

Donna~~ said...

I think your tomatoes & eggs quilt is great--very spicy--maybe it is a salsa quilt? Love your Sue Ross blocks--and am very impressed with how they are both beautiful and square with so many pieces!

LynCC said...

I really love the new blocks on the design wall!

Janet O. said...

Eggs and tomatoes works for me--it is a great design!
The Sue Ross blocks are more my comfort zone--I do love those colors.

Sharon said...

Let me know if you go to Sisters next year, I think I might go too. I've been before, but now the classes are so good and it's more than just a show. I like this red/yellow combo, it will be very showy in the fall and through the christmas season.

Maureen said...

I think it is fun and challenging to work with colors I'm not necessarily drawn to. The Double S quilt is so vibrant - I like how it looks different when I don't focus on the S.
Your next project is lovely - softer tones, but so fun! Is this one line of fabric?

Kathie said...

I love that S quilt!!!! what a great story behind the fabrics too!!!!
that quilt has a great story you will be telling for years, utility stitching it will be perfect and it will go fast.
oh LOVE those blocks, wow....your fabric choices has me mesmerized!
how I would love to take a class with her...lucky you!
Kathie

baukje said...

I love those Sue's blogs. And I am glad for that the S quilt will be finished, love the colors!!

Una said...

Your S quilt really had grown on me - the background fabric totally makes it come together. And I love how you let the blocks float into the background. Also very loveable is your new project - gorgeous block and colors! Sound like a fabulous class. I can relate to wanting to make more than the blocks originally required (grin) U:)

Carol G said...

Can't wait to hear the final name for Eggs and Tomatoes. Cool how you floated it within the border. Love your Sue Ross blocks too. You may not be able to stop at 16!