Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Checkers & Pick-up-sticks" at the Miami Valley Quilters Guild Show

"Checkers & Pick-up-sticks," 28" x 28", made by Pam Geisel, October 2007

I made "Checkers & Pick-up-sticks" in October of 2007. I started by sewing straight lines using variegated thread in red, yellow, and blue on to white, gray, and black fabrics, then I cut the fabrics into squares. Some of the squares had round pieces of fabric appliqued with a turned under edge.

Then I pieced the squares together and quilted stitch-in-the-ditch (so the sewn lines you see are not the quilting lines).

I added a binding using different shades of gray on the different sides.

This piece will be in the show "QUILTS: Traditional, Innovative & Challenging" which is open this coming Fri., May 7 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat., May 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and is at the Greene County Fairgrounds Assembly Hall located at 120 Fairgrounds Road in Xenia, Ohio. Admission is $5, the building is handicap accessible and there is ample free parking.

More about Checkers & Pick-up-sticks.

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