Monday, July 29, 2019

Makes Me Want to Make Another

I'm not sure how many quilts I've made with Sujata's free-pieced blocks, but I'm always encouraged by the outcome. There's just something about the method that resonates so well with me, helps me to not get bogged down in decision fatigue I can often experience with other styles of improv.
Vintage Lily
Vintage Lily above, is the most recently completed quilt made with help from the 'Cultural Fusion' book. Love the old timey vibe from imperfect piecing and a scrappy fabric pull. This one even managed to incorporate some reclaimed, well loved shirting fabrics! You can read more about it on my blog if you like or maybe take a look while its hanging in the NCW Quilt and Art Festival later in August. {If you happen to be in the area, that is.}
Chunky Crossroads
Chunky Crossroads, above, is an earlier attempt at yet another free-pieced block in the book. I meant for the blocks to look even 'chunkier', but we all have our natural rhythms when cutting! When thinking to post the Vintage Lily quilt, I remembered that this one never got posted over here on Sujata's blog. These blocks turned out to be such a wonderful base for the applique border that I was itching to do. So many times, I'm really just looking for a great, but unobtrusive compliment for whatever applique that is on my mind. Thinking about complex piecing can just make my head hurt! This quilt was given to one of my sister-in-laws shortly after finishing and I'm pretty sure she loves me just a little more now....


  1. Love, love your Chunky Crossroads Audrey, simply gorgeous!! You've filled the quilt with lots of colour, a very happy looking quilt!

  2. They are both great quilts. I do love the free wheeling piecing of Sujata's designs. So much fun and less worry than traditional!!!

  3. Had you not mentioned that Vintage Lily was made with the help from my book, I would have never known! Your rhythm of cutting is flawless. I love that quilt and the chunky crossroads. Thank you for posting it here. Applique is one element that helps to put your own stamp on a pattern and you do it so well! xo