11,557 - Summer and Christmas ($80.00)

11,557 - Summer and Christmas ($80.00)

Nancy Keuss Cable
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Width: 8.75" Length: 11"

Designer: Carol Doak, 50 Little Paper-Pieced Blocks, used with written permission.

Materials/Techniques: 100% cotton fabrics along with batiks, cotton batting, double border, machine quilted then bound and may be hung in any orientation. Using a 3" block of Carol Doak's, I further reduced it to 2 1/4" in order to showcase 12 blocks in the quilt. The backing is a beautiful, wild, African batik.

Artist Statement: After reading the Quilt-A-Month blog post at the end of June for Christmas quilts, I couldn't resist! We had sweltering temperatures here in Chapel Hill and our AC seemed to be running all the time, but the thought of Christmas and winter helped cool me from the inside. I plunged in, choosing beautiful red and green batiks for the Christmas color scheme. But then, as is the case with me sometimes, I just had to add something else and the oppressive heat outdoors was calling. So, I decided to "kick it up" and throw in bright yellow batik to mimic the sun and heat...and there went my 100% Christmas quilt! Oh well, maybe I'll have better luck staying with theme next time.
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Dedication: In loving memory of my parents, Jeanette and Guilford Keuss. Mom had ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and Dad had Alzheimer's.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $80 for the AAQI.