If you received a copy of the October/November issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine you would have seen a photo of our very own Margaret Okuley! An EQ team effort, Books and Papers block was designed by EQ’s graphic designer Sara Seuberling and the quilt design and finished product was done by Margaret.
Margaret tells a bit about this quilt:
It began with a note from Sara. “ Margaret-here is another possibility for a quilt project.” She had added a line of triangles to a half log cabin block. I chose some soft colors and pieced the block, cutting all the strips and triangles to fit. I put it up on the design wall for a while. It rested there until I came across lots of batik samples that wanted to be used for a quilt. They were a collection of earthy colors, shady greens, browns, golds, grays, tans and rusts. I sorted them into light and medium for the strips of the block and dark for the triangles. Using the dimensional triangles instead of pieced ones made the construction go faster. It is always fun to watch a quilt grow and evolve. The touches of bright blue were fun to add. When I put it up on the design wall again, I thought it looked like a collection of old library books with the papers spread on the old desk.