New Directions for Jim

I love making quilts.  Like, really, really love making quilts.  Picking the fabric, fondling the fabric, finding a pattern, adapting patterns, sewing, pressing (yes, even pressing!), and the quilting, oh, the quilting.  It's all a creative, tactile experience.  

I have lots of people to make quilts for, and I decided my son needed my next one.  Got some basic info from him (blue, please) and he'd like the design of one I'd finished this fall, so off I went. Actually got *all* of the fabric for this quilt from my stash.

Started the quilt Jan 26, on the frame Feb 1.  Just have the label to put on and its first wash, and it's ready to go!

Even got some photos in the sunshine.

The design is by Jane Page Kessler and available from the Benartex website. The original design is two columns of arrows; I wanted it a bit bigger so added the third column.  The quilting is simple u-turns, horizontal in the grey background and vertical in the chevrons.

A bit closer detail


  1. It's a beautiful quilt! What a great gift! I love the fabric you used. It's so great that it came from your stash too.

  2. Thanks Ariane! Making a bigly effort this year to shop my stash first :)


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