Jan 7, 2019

one week into the new year, three quilts in the works

A great way to start of the first week of 2019... I have three quilts in the works. I've been working on the one above for about a month. This is a remake of antique quilt first made in 1890s. My quilt is titled "1890s Cheddar, Charcoal and Cherry". It's applique and pieced - 72 inches square (I think).

Its basted and I've started machine quilting it. The plan is to be able to finish it in a few more weeks. I am thinking about entering this in a competition this year... maybe IQA show at Int Quilt Festival. What do you think?

I have never entered IQA before. I have only entered 2 quilts in exhibitions, one was in Sacred Threads and another was a non-juried show and I was lucky enough to be accepted in both of those. But IQA is a whole different ball game. I'm not afraid of rejection though, so I guess I'll just go for it... however, best to wait and see how it looks when its done.

Photographed on the floor on my studio, sorry :(  I will try for better pics next time!

This one below is my indigo (self described) masterpiece. I first wrote about here back in June. The fabric is all antique (some as old as 100 years) and vintage Japanese textiles. I'm hand quilting it... so this will take quite a while. This one is quite large, 85 inches (I think...)

The quilt below is a top I finished over the holiday.

I plan to gift this quilt to a guy who did a really nice favor for me. Its a surprise, but I doubt he reads my blog... plus he does not know he is getting this. The fabrics are vintage cotton Yukata and new Japanese cotton prints. I started out making something small for him, and my ideas kept getting bigger and bigger, and thus I ended up with this big quilt. I hope he likes it, I think it will be big enough to lay on top of a bed as a second quilt, or something decorative.

Photographed on the floor... sorry! Might be really hard to give this one away!


  1. Absolutely enter that quilt! You never know until you enter and it is striking and beautifully done, surely will jury in. And you probably know this - get excellent photography. It really does make a difference. It may be best in the "Balanced Applique and Piecing" category. Just enter!

    1. Jenny: Thank you so much for your encouragement! That means a lot to me... and especially the tip for the category! You are the best!!! Teresa

  2. Enter. It's wonderful and will look fabulous with your quilting.

    1. Hi Ann. Thanks a million for this. I appreciate your encouragement... I will keep going. All the best, Teresa