Chains of Lurv--another Method!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008
In the last post I told you how I liked to cut all my pieces out BEFORE I sew. At least the block portions. And then I have this friend. Henrietta. She is my best friend. But, she is NOT like me. Henrietta will come and stay with me and we will tackle many projects. Move my sewing room. Paint houses. Go on road trips. Great fun!! But then there is Henrietta and her method. She first figures out the math for the quilt, doesn't HAVE a pattern, if you are lucky you might have a picture. And she likes quilts that are "challenging". Lots of itty bitty pieces, weird size pieces, curved piecing, interlocking colors. Below is a quilt she called "Chains of Lurv". (I actually think it was called "chains of love") It was an "anything goes" type of scrap quilt. She had me cutting the pieces. (Evil smile here!) There are pieces of some of the most butt ugly fabric you can imagine in it. Dog bones. Paw prints. Leftover samples from fabric manufacturers. There is a piece with some wildly colored GUITARS on it! Pigs! Look at the picture, can you see any of them?? And this isn't a small quilt, not a wall quilt, a bed size quilt. Now me, the odd size pieces, the start and stop method of piecing, (Henrietta will take just enough pieces to make a block or two, stick them on the design wall and then do it all over) drives me insane. I can hardly stand to watch! But see how lovely it's turned out?? So Sue--here are two different methods. The OCD method and Henrietta's "fly by the seat of your pants" method!


4 comments:

Paula said...

I don't see ANY ugly fabrics, all I see is a wonderful quilt!! Looks great. Yeah, we're all different....but we still have so much in common. We LOVE quilts! Thanks for sharing the picture.

Henrietta said...

I an see at least 2 gee-tars and lots of cats a**es, but I know what they look like. VBG

keryn said...

The quilt is loverly,and the ugly fabric has been transformed. I like working your way, very methodical, but I sometimes I like flying blind too, just sewing it and slapping it on the design wall and being surprised. Just depends on my mood.

I'm not always pleasantly surprised either; that's why I have a ton of orphan blocks!

Sue R said...

ROFLOL, this is *exactly* what I am talking about--the nuts and bolts of how you sew and why you do it that way, and I really enjoyed reading that!! I NEVER sew like Henrietta, and I sew like you do about half the time. I should sew the way you do more often, because it really is more efficient. Today, however, I finished my Orange Crush border blocks one by one! Love it!