Monday, February 18, 2008

Sterling Touch Quilt Blocks

Recently I joined the ALABiblioQuilters Yahoo Group - a small group of librarians and library-related folks who make quilts to be in the silent auction at the annual American Library Association conference. Since I attend this conference most years with my husband I offered to help make some of the quilts. This year they are making three, and I am helping with two of them. I have finished the two blocks for the first one - "Sterling Touch." This pattern was in Quiltmaker last year. The organizer of this quilt sent me 3 pieces of material - I needed to use at least one in each of the blocks. The rest of the fabrics were to come from my stash. In this one the fabric of hers that I used was the tan with burgundy brush strokes in the small triangles on the outer edge. Sterling Touch Block This is the bottom center block. The second one that I made was the left center one. The fabric that she sent that I used in this one was the burgundy oak leaf design in the center. Sterling Touch Block The organizer of this quilt converted the patterns that were in the magazine to paper-pieced designs. It took me a pretty long time, and a special trip to a quilt shop 45 minutes away from here, to come up with fabrics that I hope she will approve of!

The other quilt I am helping with is a log cabin design - I have one of them partially finished and have selected the fabrics for the other one, and hope to finish them both today. No quilting since Friday night -- we spent the weekend painting our hallway. We finished just in time for me to watch the last few laps of the Daytona 500! None of my favorite drivers finished in the top three but it was an exciting finish!

12 comments:

Suzan said...

Very pretty. Paper piecing terrifies me so I have not yet attempted to do it. Sure makes the points look terrific!

Vera said...

Really pretty. I love paper piecing and the way everything comes out so straight and even. That is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Linda said...

The colors are great...the points perfect. I like paper piecing because of the accuracy but it sometimes takes more time and more fabric too. Your blocks look very good. I know these quilts will be stunners...Let us see them when you're done.

I painted my living room and long hallway paper sack brown with white trim...I love it. Browns are so earthy. I was sore for days from the painting but sure like the effects.

Moneik said...

Great blocks! We made it home just in time to watch the end of the race which is always the best part!

Jen said...

WOW, those are fantastic blocks!! You did such a great job.

Kristie said...

As always you do such a great job!!! I love the blocks and the fabrics, everything looks so perfect.
Kristie

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Your blocks are great and I really love the colors in them.

Hazel said...

Your blocks are great ,don't you just love PP to get those perfect points .

Colleen Whalen E. formerly of South Africa said...

Very pretty quilt. Since I always have wonky points...love paper piecing...but hate not being able to speed piece on paper. Colleen

Phyl said...

Your blocks are beautiful:).

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Debbie said...

Very nice blocks! I think the colors you chose are perfect. And such a great idea to make quilts for an ALA auction. I was more involved in SLA during my library days but would have loved to participate in such a project. The kitties are getting ready for the race tomorrow - they always take a few practice laps through the house as a warm up!

Cindy said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous blocks!!!! Beautiful colors. Nicely done:0)