This week we are featuring more lovely quilts by Cynthia of Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework. First up is this scrappy piece of her own design. She has donated all of these to comfort families through Covered in Love.
These churn dashes in a rainbow of colors are so fun!
She also donated these happy, spinning pinwheels. The blocks, set on point, alternate with a pretty floral that extends into the border to make the pinwheels float. Classic!
In addition to putting together her own blocks, Cynthia also helps us by laying out and finishing blocks from our bimonthly block drives. These next four pieces are from the last red, white and blue star block drive.
The first two she set with sashing. She carefully chose stars with darker backgrounds to contrast against the light sashing in this one.
And for the red sashing piece, she selected stars with white backgrounds. Very clever and effective!
In this close up you can see the very fun star motif quilting, too. Cynthia blogged about these two sashed quilts here if you'd like to see more photos, including the backings.
In this next quilt, Cynthia was able to use an odd number of blocks by staggering the columns. The flag fabric at the ends of every other column was donated to Covered in Love. In her post about the offset blocks, she said, "I really liked how staggering the blocks made all those stars look like they were floating." I love this idea!
And finally, she designed this neat medallion quilt. Writing about going through the box of blocks and fabric that Kat sent her here, Cynthia said, "Two things I noticed in my supplies was that there were a lot of friendship star blocks with white backgrounds. There was also a piece of a great flag fabric. I instantly had an idea and I just had to decide what stars I would use for the center. I spied these red stars someone made, and I instantly started sewing." Do you find it interesting to read about other quilter's design process and how they get inspired? If so, you should definitely check out her blog.
Many thanks to Cynthia for all her lovely donations!