We love the simplicity of this silk log cabin block enhanced by the beautiful complexity of embroidery stitches in Not Your Grandma's Crazy Quilt by Ruth Chandler. We are also entranced by what almost appears to be "ruched" binding.

Learn more about fancy stitches and embroidery from Ruth in Show 2504.

NotYourGrandmasCrazyQuiltbyRuthChandler - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

NotYourGrandmasCrazyQuiltbyRuthChandler - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

NotYourGrandmasCrazyQuiltbyRuthChandler - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

NotYourGrandmasCrazyQuiltbyRuthChandler - 35 Pieces Rotating

NotYourGrandmasCrazyQuiltbyRuthChandler - 100 Pieces Rotating

NotYourGrandmasCrazyQuiltbyRuthChandler - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


This is Ruth Chandler's first quilt, Thistle Haleakala, that she made in 1991. It's a queen size, hand quilted, hand appliquéd Hawaiian quilt. Isn't that what everyone does for their first quilt? 

Watch Ruth in Show 2504.

ThistleHaleakalabyRuthChandler - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThistleHaleakalabyRuthChandler - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThistleHaleakalabyRuthChandler - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThistleHaleakalabyRuthChandler - 36 Pieces Rotating

ThistleHaleakalabyRuthChandler - 100 Pieces Rotating

ThistleHaleakalabyRuthChandler - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


This is a very interesting block. What do you think it is called? Play the game and find out.



Mottainai roughly means "too good to waste" or "waste not, want not". All the pieces in Lisa's quilt have been recycled, including bits from a kimono.

Learn more about the quilt in Show 2503.

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 35 Pieces Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Based on a prompt of 'time', Lisa took a photo of a stairway in Edinburgh, Scotland and the first thing she thought of when she saw the worn steps, was how many thousands of feet had walked up and down those steps over time. From that thought and photo, she created this quilt, One Step at a Time.

Learn more from Lisa in Show 2503.

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 35 Pieces Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Do you think this block is called "The Devil's Puzzle?" Play the game and find out.


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