9/19/2007

trial and error, show, and life and death

Did my version of Jo's Little Women quilt, Emma Ann, by matching colors to this wonderful tiny-flowered fabric from the American Woman Home line. Used the fabric for the setting squares and triangles...and hated it:


Very sad, took it apart, and did this instead:

Love it, but now there's no sign of the inspiration fabric. Ah well. I'll use it in something else. The tiny central block and outer border are from stash. I've had the tiny print leftovers forever 'cause I couldn't bear to throw away such a cute little print.

So I'm enjoying the accumulation of small quilts done for the Jo Morton classes:



And here are some more quilts from the East Cobb quilt show:






A friend sent me this article about Laurel Burch's life and death:http://www.marinij.com/marin/ci_6923487

14 comments:

rlbates said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

Carolyn said...

I love the new setting...these Jo Morton quilts are wonderful!

Jane Weston said...

I've got a quilt like that. I started with some very colourful fabric that I had hoped to use in the border...but the quilt grew and grew and in the end I only had enough to use it for binding! I think you did the right thing taking it apart and adding a different background. I prefer the second one much more.

loulee1 said...

I think you made the right choice there.
All these quilts are lovely. :-)

Kairle said...

I'm really enjoying my collection of Jo's quilts, too. They really seem to add up, don't they?

paula, the quilter said...

I can see why that applique quilt with the pomegranates took ribbons. It's spectacular!

Patti said...

Oh yes, I like the new version better too. How would the "idea" fabric look on the back? And maybe the binding?

I've been so far behind on blogs - am finally just about caught up. I read all you posts for the past two months to see what you've been up to, as I know I love everything you do. Got such a chuckle out of the quotes from your son at college. He should write comedy! You've certainly been doing a lot of Jo's little quilts - her patterns are just the best, aren't they. Great catching up with what you've been doing, and congratulations and getting the never ending project off your design wall LOL!

Gypsy Quilter said...

I really love that pumpkin color you put in your little quilt. It balances it out beautifully.

Dawn said...

I did not care for that quilt at all, so I was happy to read you ripped it apart and I LOVE what you came up with! The first version just didn't look like you. I love the broken dishes one - I may have to do something like that! And I so wish I could go to those East Cobb quilt shows! WOW!

Rosemary said...

okay, guess i'm a weirdo, but i like the first one. Although my tastes run my cottagy, and that version seems more cottagy! Thanks for sharing. love them :) rosemary

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for all the photos. You are a better woman then I to take out all those stitches...I would have packed it in a bag and hoped I liked it better as it aged (or is that as I age?)
Sio

Jeanne said...

Your Emma Ann is coming along wonderfully -- the change of setting really works.
I found the name of the block: it's called Perpetual Motion or Comet Star.
Jeanne :)

Nancy in MT said...

Thank you Karen for posting the link to the Laurel Burch article, did not realize she was so ill and had passed away, so said to lose such a talented designer. And to think she did all that designing while being so sick and in so much pain. Nancy

meggie said...

I love the new setting!! Wonderful.
Thanks for all the pics.