Friday, December 04, 2009

Christi's One Block Wonder

These OBW quilts always amaze me. The fabric is chopped up, re-assembled into kaliedoscope fashion and then painstakingly reassembled to form a flowing river of colors that look nothing like the fabric from which it is constructed.

Christi made this one for her grandson. It is mostly blues with some pink and greens. I used 3 different blues on the top to direct the eye across the quilt. The pink parts had a light blue plus pink Super King Tut and a So Fine pink thread. I did continuous curves as I really did not want to detract from the beauty of the fabric. I initially tried using my IQ to do the CC but I was not happy with how it sometimes did not hit the mark that I wanted. The border is an IQ pattern named Circle in a Circle.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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