What Quilt is on Your Bed?

Many bloggers have been showing pictures of the quilt that is currently on their bed so I thought I would join in. This is a picture of the quilt that is on my bed right now. This picture was taken just after this top was quilted on my long arm in November 2005.

This quilt was made from the book by Sharyn Squier Craig, and is called, Design Challenge: Half Log Cabin Quilts and is currently out of print.

The following three pictures are of this quilt actually on my bed. Because the bed is large in relation to the room, I can not get back far enough to get a picture of the whole quilt.

Yesterday, my mother, my daughter, and I headed into the 1st Annual BC Creative Expo where my mother and I bought some new software for organizing and scrapbooking our digital photos. These pictures were altered using that program. When I originally took the pictures they were on an angle. The software we purchased allows us to alter the horizon and crop the picture. This is how I have gotten the funky, artsy looking pictures that are cropped with more than 4 sides. I can see I will be playing with this software for some time to come!

This quilt measures 89 1/2″ x 104 1/2″ and was quilted with Aurifil #2445 Dusty Pink thread in the Baptist Fan design. The soft pink thread picks up the odd bit of pink that is in the blue fabrics without being too pronounced. I often get asked if I deliberately picked a thread that would show. Yes, this was a very conscious move and I love the effect.

10 thoughts on “What Quilt is on Your Bed?

  1. Beautiful quilt! The trouble with new software is that I can get so wrapped up in it that I don’t get as much sewing in. Have fun with both venues of creating!

  2. I must have one of her books that follows yours–The Ultimate Half Log Csbin Book. I have done a couple of the blocks in the book–Chevron and Half log. I need to re-visit that one for some of these strips around here!!

    Lovely quilt, Norma–what a nice collection of blue strips and love that Baptist Fan on it.

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