Wednesday, November 4, 2015


It's Throwback Thursday again on Quarter Inch from the Edge  -- time to dig out a quilt from the archives.

I made this quilt in 2004, and named it Xanadu.  It was made to include in my book, "Traditional Two Block Quilts".  

It is 31" x 31", and machine pieced and hand quilted.
When I wrote the book, my editor asked that I include some pattern samples different from my usual palette and style of fabric.  This falls into that category -- I'm not the usual yellow/orange type and parrots are not my thing!  

I've received lots of positive comments on this little quilt, so guess we will call it a success -- it's just not my favorite.

I'm joining the following:
Quarter Inch from the Edge for Throwback Thursday
Quilting Readers Garden for WIPS be Gone Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday
A Quilted Passion for Whoomp There It Is! Saturday
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday


Libby in TN said...

I love two-block quilts and the secondary design achieved. You added a lot of subtle detail to make this one really interesting. It's a winner in my book.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Oh my! Those parrots are wild! Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

elle said...

Two blocks is twice the treat! very nice

Lynette said...

Love the fussy cutting you'd done with them. It's a pretty, tropical, kind of quilt.

the zen quilter said...

It reminds me of Florida, this piece. Fun indeed.

Zenia Rene said...

I really like the colors and the name. Hand quilting a small quilt is on my 2016 to do list.

Kate said...

Very bright and very fun!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Who knew parrots could look so good in a quilt? :) You did a great job with the fussy cutting and I love the overall design of the quilt. I especially like that you hand quilted it. I really like the look of a quilt finished by hand.

Thanks so much for linking up to Main Crush Monday!