Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Second Chances: rethinking good quilt designs
I love rethinking a good quilt with a new color scheme, or a variation on the original piecing or setting. I've had fun reinventing my own quilt designs as well as vintage quilts I've come across.
I especially love when someone takes one of my quilts and remakes it in a way that I wouldn't have thought of. To me, that is the real magic of quilting!
The quilt about is an amazing example of this rethinking a quilt. The quilter used my CRAZY DAISY design from my first book SCRAP QUILT SECRETS and made it larger by adding another row of flowers. How cool is that? She also used much more contrast in the patchwork than the original and it gives it a light and airy feel that I just love!
Would you be interested in seeing more 'second chances' quilts? I have some that are ready to share, and some that I want very badly to start on! For example, I want to make a patriotic version of OH MY STARS from my first book, and a Halloween version of a house quilt I made. I also want to make a smaller version of several of my quilts from my books so they are easier to travel with (if we ever get a chance to do that again!)
NOTE: I am scheduling teaching contracts for 2021 and I will be rescheduling all of my postponed teaching contracts from this year so far! Do not worry, we will make these guild visits happen eventually!
Let me know if you would like to see some second chance quilts.
Enjoy every stitch!