Tuesday, June 4, 2013
One for the Boys
While on retreat I worked on a Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle quilt, "My Guy". This was published in 2009 in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. I have a large amount of plaid fabrics from years ago when they were needed for a nephew's quilt. Determined to use them, I came across the pattern while cleaning out old magazines. After piecing a few blocks, it became clear that something was needed to jazz up the look of the blocks. One of my friends suggested small strips of red between the columns and another suggested confetti like sprinkles of red, orange and yellow across the surface of the quilt. They will be added and fused down after the top is completed so that placement can be determined. And before one of you ARs (Alert Readers, with apologies to Tom Schlafly) points out that the plaids are not necessarily cut on grain - I don't give a rat's you-know-what. This is to be a fun, quirky quilt and will eventually be donated to our guild's upcoming charity project. Some young man will love it. No pink, no purple, no flowers, hearts, fairies, or unicorns, thank you very much. To see more of what Bill and Weeks are doing, check out their website - Modern Quilt Studio.