Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Two More Confusion Quilts

I've received a LOT of comments, and E-Mail about the previous posting, "Out in Left Field," so I thought I would put up two similar projects. I was on a roll with these clever quilts.

This red/white/blue is one more of my "Confusion Quilts," a Maple Island pattern, designed by Debbie Bowles. If you are looking for this, ask for "Confusion Quilts" - that is the official name. This started with purchase of patriotic fabrics - I hadn't the foggiest idea of what it would look like, and I was amazed to see it ended up looking like a flag! I used many of the red leftovers, where the red ran over into the border, and I used the blue leftovers where blue ran in the border. The photo isn't great.

And, this was the first "Confusion Quilt" I tried .. the color choice was meant to 'go' with terra cotta floor tile. The setting ended up looking like floral rosettes. My mother was so pleased she entered it in the local art show. Thanks Mom!

All non-quilters are amazed at "how did you sew all those teeny pieces together in the border?" Quilters know the secret.

My favorite part of each quilt is the border. Each quilt finishes to a large nap size.

6 comments:

joyce said...

They are both great. It looks like an interesting technique.

Anonymous said...

These are fantstic Elaine - I might look up the pattern

Sweet P said...

Those Confusion quilts do look like a lot of fun. I love your color choices in them.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

No wonder you got hooked. That first one is stunning. I too like doing "intriquing techniques" ... sew to pieces together, cut it apart, sew some more, etc. It's the serendipity that hooks me.

Dawn said...

Wow these are really cool! They are pieces of art!

Anonymous said...

This is an interesting quilt pattern, and you still deserve the congratulations for the piecing, and the fabric choices, etc. All of them are so different from each other that your imput definitely makes the quilt.
The Earthly Stars are very nice too. More like something I could see myself as being capable of making.