In the Bee Unique Bee Knotty bee group, Elizabeth asked us to make her a 14″ block featuring a quilt, or quilts, on display. For example, they could be hanging from a clothesline, draped over a fence, or folded on a chair. She sent us an inspiration mosiac, and this photo really appealed to me:
Twin Quilts on a Chair, post by L.Meg on Flickr
?I love the rounded back on the chair, which softens all the angular lines in the rest of the photo. So this photo was the inspiration for the block I made for Elizabeth.
Elizabeth asked for a block that was very light and airy, so I added a window and left a lot of white space so it looks like it is floating in the middle of the block. It is difficult to tell from this photo, but the chair is a dark purple.
I have never done raw edge applique before so there was a bit of a learning curve here. I love the way it turned out and am now planning on doing an entire quilt of chair blocks. This was a very enjoyable project and I hope Elizabeth likes it.
Until next time,
4 thoughts on “Quilts on a Chair for Elizabeth”
this is just inspired – and you’ve not done it before?? wow – so very impressed ;>
Awesome! That raw edge is SO fun, you did a fantastic job
I love this block! I’m so pleased that it will be featured in my quilt. I can’t say thank you enough!
Beautiful work Joan- looks like an experienced piece, not a first time! The shapes are excellent!
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