Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Helen's Quilt

Love this quilt by Helen, one of my quilt group friends. I love how the borders make this (to me anyway), a "crossover quilt"- a modern sensibility with lots of scrappy tradition too. (The white outside bit is the batting that will be trimmed when she sews on the binding.)

The fabric is a bit brighter than my bad photos portray. But check out the interesting quilting by Barbara, Helen's go-to long arm quilter.

I'd love to see this bound and then crinkled from the dryer, but it's going to be mailed off before our group meets this Friday.
(Helen didn't use a pattern, but if you need one, you'll find a similar design for the inside blocks in the book, The Modern Quilt Workshop, by Ringle and Kerr. You're on you own for the borders! )


  1. gorgeous!! I absolutely LOVE the scrappy border too :) Someone will be very lucky to receive this quilt! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I love lucky Helen's quilt. I agree about the is fabulous! Fantastic job by the long arm quilter! ~Blessings, Karen