September 5, 2022: Project Updates; More from the “Hospital Sketches” exhibit

Greetings dear readers! It’s September already! I’m thinking of those old movies in which monthly pages, one after another, would quickly fly off the calendar to signify the passage of time – that’s what it feels like around here. The quarter log cabin “chevron” quilt has progressed significantly since I last posted about it. First, I decided I was done making blocks at 50 and that this would be a crib or wall quilt size. Then I decided on the black print for the setting triangles, arranged the blocks so there was good color distribution, and sewed the center together:

After studying the quilt center for a while, I decided to see what a border would look like, even though that is unconventional for log cabin quilts. Here’s a “mock up” of my trial:

I love it and I’ve decided to go with this! It’s basically a repeat of the border I put on my Red and White Crib quilt last year, but in reverse values. I think I’ll embroider gold/cheddar veins on the dark value leaves.

Meanwhile, Dutch HST Medallion is back from the long arm quilter, Linda Bevins, who did a lovely floral curvy edge to edge overall design that suits the quilt top very well:

The pictures make the stitches look dark, which is not the case. They hardly show at all, which is what I wanted.

I’m using a lovely Edyta Sitar fabric for the binding and have the strips cut and ready to go:

I’ll show the whole thing again once I have the binding on. I’ve been also busy putting sleeves on quilts that are going into the Cocheco annual show next month and have labels to do as well. And I’ve started making my donation quilt for this year’s local library silent auction and will share that next post.

Today I’m sharing more quilts from the Hospital Sketches exhibit. These are wonderful, so take a few minutes to enlarge and savor them!!

Great hand quilting on this one!!!!
Love the embroidery embellishment on the pineapples!

I think there are just 3 left for another post, but do try to get to the museum if you can! These are worth seeing in person!

I’ll close out today’s post with 2 pieces from the New England Quiltfest show (still many more of those to come!). There was a small exhibit of quilts in triptych form. I was really intrigued and would like to consider making a triptych. I’ll show a few of these in another post, but there was a triptych in the show that blew me away!

I loved the stitching on another piece in the Nature Shapes exhibit as well and the colors are my favorites:

Fall is definitely in the air here in northern New England! I wore a jacket on my walk yesterday AM – 60 degrees. And it dropped into the upper 40’s overnight! My heart goes out to those enduring the heatwave out west.

Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi

10 thoughts on “September 5, 2022: Project Updates; More from the “Hospital Sketches” exhibit

  1. 107sophie September 5, 2022 / 7:45 pm

    always a treat to see the variation a group of quilters will end up with when individual interpretation tales over! Each one is such a treasure! And “Memoir of a Gentle Giant” — I’ll keep going back to this post again and again to enjoy it’s beauty. Thank you so much for this post Gladi — what a quilty treat!!

    • gladiporsche September 6, 2022 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you Sophie!

  2. pamdempsey September 5, 2022 / 8:56 pm

    Loving the beautiful vine and leaves borders! My favorite on a border ❤️

    • gladiporsche September 6, 2022 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks Pam. My love affair with vine and leaf borders continues!😊

  3. Janet O. September 5, 2022 / 9:10 pm

    Your QLC Chevron quilt just sings! Excellent border choices–the black and the outer appliqued border!
    I look forward to seeing the whole Dutch HST Medallion quilt. The quilting does appear to be just right, and I am interested in the overall effect.
    Loved seeing more Hospital Sketches quilts. Each one beautiful in its own way.
    And the two quilts from Quiltfest are both stunning.

    • gladiporsche September 6, 2022 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you Janet! The QLC Chevron quilt almost seemed to design and make itself – it almost felt like I was in some kind of “zone” in which every decision was easy and just right. Some quilts present struggles along the way, but this one has been pure pleasure so far!

  4. Digna September 7, 2022 / 7:05 am

    Your chevron quilt is amazing, I love the colours! I am looking forward to see the effect of your chosen border. Seems a perfect combination!
    I enjoyed all these different Hospital Sketches, it is obvious that every quilter has her own preference (I like yours and the “Kim McLean one” best, yours for the warm glow and the amazing “craftwomanship” and the other one because I am a fan of Kaffe Fassett-fabrics and of the Kim McLean-patterns).

  5. Kyle September 7, 2022 / 7:39 pm

    I always love seeing what you’re working on. Your QLC blocks do pop with that dark background. The Hospital Sketch quilts are amazing. Each one lovelier than the next. Awesome interpretation.

  6. Tazzie S September 9, 2022 / 1:21 pm

    Gorgeous eye candy, I love all the applique quilts, they’re what really draws my eye at the moment. And your pieced quilt is just amazing too, it looks so precise! The border you’ve started looks fabulous, I’ll enjoy seeing how it progresses.
    Hope you’ve had a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Tazzie xox

  7. marissthequilter September 9, 2022 / 4:46 pm

    Thanks for another rich post. I agree that the triptych of the cross section of a tree is spectacular. Your chevron crib quilt is going to be beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing your other finish. Strength with those sleeves and labels — it is a tedious task.

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