Monday, January 13, 2014

Design Wall Monday

I'm kind of cheating here because these aren't my quilts. I helped with them, but they aren't mine. Nevertheless, I'm proud to say that the design wall has been home to these quilts during their construction.

These quilts are creations of my brother Gerald. He is a new quilter, but he sure has made up for lost time. He has made probably 6 or 7 quilts in the past year or so. I was excited that he asked me let me quilt these on my domestic machine.

This started as a jelly roll race/1600-type quilt, but with some minor tweaking. He cut his own 2 1/2" strips, added some 4 1/2" strips and just a touch of red. He wanted it wider but not longer so he added the large black border to the left. I love this!


Here's the back of the above quilt. It's basically just straight lines, mimicking the lines of the piecing. Do you see the little bit of red here? That's his label. Click on the picture to enlarge it and you should be able to see it better. Again, I love this! I guess I love everything about this quilt. :-)


Here's a slash type quilt. This was fun to see as it progressed and Jerry learned a lot about what he will do the next time he works with bias.  :-)


Here's the back of this quilt and it's really cool. I used a variegated thread on both the top and bottom and the rainbow color looks exceptionally great on this backing fabric. Check out his label again. How creative! 


And finally, here's the last quilt he worked on at my house and this is pretty cool. He wanted it longer but not any wider so he adjusted the size of the top and bottom borders.This is a cool quilt. Again, I used a variegated thread and I love how it looks!


I wish you could see this great backing fabric. I love it! Again, look at his label.



Don't forget that the Wake Up To Kona! Blog Hop is continuing. Here are today's contributors. Enjoy!! 
(My day was Thursday and in cased you missed it, you can see that HERE)




And don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Tip Tuesday! 

Check out what other quilters have on their design walls today.
Go to Judy L's Patchwork Times and be inspired!

5 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How fun not only to assist a new quilter, but a family member new quilter!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How fun not only to assist a new quilter, but a family member new quilter!

Ella and Nesta said...

Love the black/grey/red quilt! It's brilliant.

Lindsey@InspiringCreations said...

I LOVE that jelly roll quilt! Such a fun twist on the jelly roll race quilt! :)

knittingbrow said...

Thanks for such encouragement and assistance to my quilting addition. The quilts washed up beautifully. Pictures will be sent of recipients with their quilts.