Created by: Barbism
Project

Wall quilt

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo From Ruth McDowell"'s "Piecing Workshop" book Link to website or photo www.amazon.com/McDowells-Piecing-Workshop-Step---Step/dp/1571203745/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368832270&sr=8-1&keywords=ruth+mcdowell+quilt+books What are you most proud of? That I was able to put some odd fabrics into the piece - apple cores? - but they somehow seem to work well together. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow Ruth's instructions in the book. They are extremely well illustrated and clearly explained.

You Can Make This

Barbism made Wall quilt with:

  • I used a variety of commercial prints and batiks. You'll find a Kaffe Fasset print in the sky
  • and apple cores in the ground.

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo From Ruth McDowell"'s "Piecing Workshop" book Link to website or photo www.amazon.com/McDowells-Piecing-Workshop-Step---Step/dp/1571203745/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368832270&sr=8-1&keywords=ruth+mcdowell+quilt+books What are you most proud of? That I was able to put some odd fabrics into the piece - apple cores? - but they somehow seem to work well together. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow Ruth's instructions in the book. They are extremely well illustrated and clearly explained.

Q&A with Barbism

banicki1491599 asked:
great, I would love to try this
Barbism answered:
Ruth mcDowell's book has a similar starter pattern, perfect for learning the technique.
Heather Greene asked:
apple cores! How ingenious. : ) when I looked it the first time I thought "what unique boulders! You done good! : )
Barbism answered:
That fabric came from a scrap bag that a friend gave me. The moral of the story is that you just never know what's going to work.
ufokris asked:
this turned out sooooo beautiful. I love, love, love all the fabrics used in this; the apple cores, Kaffe, purple mountains. and your beautiful sunset (or rise)! You are just crankin' these out, aren't you.
Barbism answered:
Ha! If by "cranking" you mean that I've recovered them from my UFO pile and decided that they needed to see the light of day, then yes, I'm "cranking" them out. LOL!
Mesmerize asked:
And you really nailed it with your fabric choice for the trees. Beautiful.
Barbism answered:
Thanks Mesmerize. Browns aren't a color I'm instantly drawn to, so I have to keep reminding myself to pick them up. "Lights and darks" is my mantra in the fabric store!
KrissBJoyful asked:
Incredible use of bold colors, prints & batiks. Absolutely beautiful!
Barbism answered:
I don't usually combine batiks and commercial prints, but what the heck. The quilt police weren't looking over my shoulder so I just went with it. :)

Skill Level

Intermediate