Monday, August 11, 2014

Fibonacci and Firemen

Design wall Monday again. My design wall has been busy since the Texas quilt came down! First up is the Fibonacci quilt for do. Good Stitches. Link to my tutorial is here.

I broke my own cardinal rule of bees with this quilt: never ask for a block where it will be critical that seams line up in the end!  Sure enough, they were all different sizes, but with a little fiddling I made it work.  And after quilting the fiddling won't be noticeable.

After getting the Fibonacci top sewn together I had to quickly put together this one for a friend of a friend diagnosed with leukemia.  Seems like he went from fine to dangerously ill in just a day :( Scary stuff.

The pattern is The Anna Quilt by Jibberish Designs.  I put the whole thing together in about 4 hours! he cute fireman fabrics come from the line "All Fired Up" by Dan Morris for RJR Fabrics.  

Wilson says "Dignity is an illusion."
So that's what I've been up to. The fireman quilt is basted and I am hoping to get it quilted Tuesday.  Linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.


  1. LOVE the Fibonacci quilt - is there a pattern available for that block? I have some batiks that would look great with that block. And the fireman quilt is wonderful - I know it will bring comfort to the recipient. Thanks for sharing -

    Wilson is adorable!

  2. Oh My Gosh!! Your Fibonacci quilt is awesome!! It looks like it is exploding off of your blog page. My SIL and I were talking about making one based on this theory a while ago and you have made it very easy. Wonderful.

  3. The Fibonacci is great! It hurts my eyeballs in the best possible way. What are you thinking for quilting?

  4. I am saddened by the need for the quick firemen quilt, but it is adorable. And the motion in your Fibonacci is wonderful. I've seen the concept for wall quilts, but this is the first I've seen it in blocks that have to meet. A challenge even if one person were doing all the sewing. Great result!

  5. Showing love to someone when they are ill is sometimes all we can do, and I think a hand made quilt is a lovely way to do that.

    I love that top quilt. It is making my eyes go crazy.

    Love the cat caption, too :)

  6. Love the way the Fibonacci quilt has illusions of curves.

  7. Wow, the Fibonacci quilt is amazing - such great colors and lines!

  8. Am loving the fireman quilt! Any thoughts on how to get ahold of the Anna Quilt pattern? I have contacted the shop to no avail and was just wondering if you had any insights.

    1. Elsbeth, you're a no-reply blogger, so I can't send you an email. (Here's a tutorial on how to fix that Have you tried the author's blog? I found her email address there jibberishdesigns[at] Good luck!

  9. Thank you so much for the contact for Jibberish Designs. I have e-mailed them and will hope to hear back soon. Thank you also for the link to correct my no-reply issue. I believe I have that corrected in case you need to contact me. If not, my e-mail is ekuhn.85[at] Really appreciate all your help! Thanks!