This Americana quilt is based on a Fons and Porter design. It is an exchange quilt. Each one in our quilt group made 19 blocks of one pattern. We each chose our own fabrics based on swatches provided. We exchanged blocks, I made the 4 log cabin blocks in the upper left. I also made about a dozen other blocks, plus several 'filler pieces' to make the quilt twin size instead of lap size. I also made the big lone star and the tiny flying geese that border the big star. This quilt was a real challenge for me. It is a treasure since it contains beautiful blocks by my quilting friends.
I appliqued Bob's hand print and the wreath and the rose. It will be in the San Diego Quilt show in September 2012 along with 8 other versions from other members of our quilt group.
This scrappy spider web quilt was fun and fairly simple to make. I got the pattern from Karen Lusby and used lots of interesting scraps, emphasizing green on the outer edges of the webs and putting some yellow in nearly every block. I then renamed it a 'wheel quilt'. Who would want to sleep cuddled up in a spider web? Erin Hamson is the happy owner of this quilt.