Thursday, 30 June 2011

Seattle: Dear Hannah Quilt

Dear Hannah sampler blocks was produced by Brenda Papadakis following the success of the Dear Jane blocks. There are 144 blocks but I managed to do only the pieced ones, not the appliqué ones which I shall place in my wish list. There are also 48 border triangles and four corner kites which is such a big challenge I don’t think it will ever get on my list. The quit is a mix of Dear Hannah and some sample blocks or UFO’s I keep as “filler” blocks.

Seattle: The Friday Harbor Quilt

Our Seattle friends have a lovely vacation home located in Friday Harbor. It is reachable from Seattle via an hour Washington Ferry ride from Anacortes. It is part of the San Juan Islands group, where mountain and water are so scenic, even the Anacortes car park is already a recreational area in my estimation! It is truly one of the most attractive nature scenery.
The quilt was made as an expression of our thanks for letting us visit their Friday Harbor home, which we have done for a number of summers now.
It is strip-pieced and predominantly red and blue prints and solids. The border is a Japanese-inspired floral print in blue and red. Measures about 85 x 90 inches.