Lumberjack Patches

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Lumberjack Patches
March 2015

This is Allison Harris’ (Cluck Cluck Sew) Off Track quilt design. I still had a lot of the donated homespun plaid fabrics that I used here, while the cream and solid red were new. I like to incorporate solids, as they provide contrast and negative space, but so much of the fabric I have from donations and leftover projects are predominately prints, hence why the solids are usually new fabrics.

I donated this quilt to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services, via the Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County, in March 2015.

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Calm Reflection

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Calm Reflection
March 2015

I love efficiency. And, this block is all about that! I came across the instructions for this block pattern on wont-to-be quilter’s blog, and was intrigued by its construction process. While it may appear that it took me a month (since my last post) to finish this, that was not the case, and when I finally got time to dedicate to quilting, this was pretty quick to complete. Fortunately and perhaps unfortunately, work had ramped-up during February, and quilting fell to the bottom of the priority list. I am hoping March is less hectic so far as work goes.

The fabrics I used were leftovers from Edith and Granny. The pink and blue flower fabric had been challenging me to find a place to use it, as it is very 1980’ish. The blue fabric was also a challenge, as it is very thin and has a lot of stretch to it. But, the two were a perfect complement to one another, as the blue fabric has a ‘burn-out’ design of flowers, almost identical to the pink and blue flower fabric. The combination reminded me of reflections on water. It is awe-inspiring to awake in the cold, brisk morning alongside an alpine lake, and to be greeted with this:

humphries basin

This picture was taken during a family backpacking trip up out of Bishop, California, to Humphries Basin, on the eastern side of the Sierra’s.

I donated this quilt to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services, via the Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County, in March 2015.