Terri and Frank Karls Sunday, and this project can get a free ride to their studio!
I'm eager to get started on a wedding quilt. The color request is for whites, blush, and tan. Here's a tentative palette, and I'm undecided about including some of the darker and brighter fabrics. So I will study and ponder a bit more before starting to piece. I've been wanting to work on a low-volume quilt, and I think this is my opportunity. Meanwhile, this Aeroplane Bag is so close to being complete.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sew Together bag. Just a smidge of fabric was left over. These fabrics are not quite my style, but this little bag is pretty nifty. Now, to find a worthy recipient... And scroll down for the final pictures of a Baby Trip Around the World for Olivia, the great granddaughter of Joyce!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Chicago Modern Quilt Guild retreat in Racine, buddy Ebony Love gave me a special zipper. It's purple with black and white teeth. Wow! I love it! What an great reason to make a new Aeroplane Bag. Sara L has asked if I will do both the larger and smaller Aeroplanes for her in her new line of Jungle Fabrics for Quilt Market in May. But I have always had a bit of trouble with the zipper on this bag. So my goal is to get this bag all ready - black bottom, black-white stripe body, purple handles, grey lining, and two fabulous purple fat quarters (incidentally, from Ebony as well) for the pockets. When Sara says my two kits are ready, I will drive to her house on the North Side and get a zipper lesson from the master. Meanwhile, here are the new arrangements on the design wall:
|Neutral blocks - I love this|
|Higher volume (and I don't like this as well...)|
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Modern Quilt Blogger rOssie Hutchinson started a movement four years ago insisting that the process of quilting was just as important to blogging as the finished projects are. I love rOssie's sensibility. (Next fall I am going to Camp Stitchalot and rOssie is one of the hostesses - can't wait to meet her...) So today's post is a process post. There are now a total of 80 6" blocks - this is quite different from yesterday's post. To make a 60" x 72" napping quilt I need 40 more blocks. Here are my observations about what's on my design wall:
- I think I might have two separate quilts going on here. I love the dark blocks, and I love the light blocks but...
- I like the little pops of color, but the two big color blocks dominate - I think I want to get rid of them
- My favorite blocks are the ones without color. Perhaps those should be the ones I pull.
- The layout is pretty obvious. I hope random is a direction I can head in.
- There are a couple of blocks that I love which I want to take out of this quilt and work into a different quilt.
- I love having a design wall. And time to play.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
SewTogether bag by SewDemented. So I decided it was time to do another one. And of course this one went together so much easier than the ones Sarah S and I did at the retreat. I finished it just in time to give it to John's older sister, who will be waging a health war this spring. I know: zippered bags don't heal the world. But in a way they do.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
|WOW duffel/tote and a lopsided ditty bag|
|Piles of Marcia Derse fabrics and my dad's finances|
|Piles of fabrics and bags and quilts|
|Every corner has piles of fabrics. Here are some of the greys and reds...|
Thursday, March 20, 2014
|"Sew Together Bag" by Sew Demented|
|"Sew Together" - open view|