Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Frank and Terri for long-arming - still waiting for the mom to drop off one more shirt. Coincidentally, the young lady for whom this quilt is being made requested that Columbia Blue be used as the sashing. Columbia Blue? She went to my thread cabinet and found the shade, and I ordered the matching Kona Evening. But really the color is Painter's Tape Blue.
curvy zip pouch, and it's a terrific one. I liked it so much that I had to make another right away. So this little pouch will go into my Stitch Glampalot suitcase along with the Kona cottons, and I am putting it away until we get home. The day before we leave I am having the studio carpet cleaned and am very excited about coming back to a pristine studio. You bet pictures will be coming!
Sew Powerful organization is one that is truly making a difference!
Monday, May 2, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Glamp Stitchalot. Preparation is coming up with a palette of solid fabrics. So I studied my trusty Kona card and then realized I have all the solid fabrics in the colors I want to work with ALREADY IN MY STASH! Go figure... Except for a wonderful deep red. And doesn't this fit in well with my continuing resolve to not buy any more fabric. I did think perhaps this might be an opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and work with some different colors. But I don't want to.
Frank and Terri's for longarming and then bind it.
Jinny Beyer Sprectrum quilt are ready to go. The strips are finished and finally off the design wall. I've done my math and know the dimension of the sashing and borders, all of which will be Kona snow. This quilt isn't going to be gifted until December, so I have plenty of time.
Scandinavian table runner from Sew, Mama, Sew? It's a quick applique project. Since I had some Insul-brite batting, I used it so that I won't have to use pads under hot dishes. I love how this turned out, and it's on the table. John doesn't like it - he thinks it's too light for our house. Meanwhile, it's still on the table, and I think he's getting used to it. Maybe. Ok, back to the baby quilt...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
|Pete and Repeat by fellow CMQG Amy Struckmeyer|
|Disappearing Drunkard's Path by fellow CMQG Sarah Shulman|
|Paint Drips by Angela Pingel, South Bend IN|
|Runaway Flowers by fellow CMQG Emily Lang|
|Yellow Brick Road by Jane Bronson, Aurora, IL|
|Pretty Good for a Drunk by current CMQG president Sarah Evans|
|Quilt for Our Bed by fellow CMQG Laura Hartrich. This quilt was voted People's Choice at QuiltCon 2015 and has been travelling. I don't think it's been on Laura's bed for very long. And she has written the pattern for this quilt.|
|Here's Bill's quilt exhibited next to Emily Lang's.|
|New Year's Eve Confetti by fellow CMQG Rebecca Cynamon Murphy.|
|My Drunkard's Path: Elongated and Staggered as exhibited|
|This piece was hand-quilted, sashiko style. Much of the stitching was done shortly after my mom's death at the end of 2014. I continued adding more stitches until January of 2016. Here is my blog post about this quilt.|
|The happy quilter|
|And here it is at home on the Quilt Rack that my uncle Leonard White made me.|
It was so much fun to be a part of the International Quilt Festival!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Today's pictures are all from The Mod Squad exhibit - open only to quilters in the U.S. and Canadian midwest.
|My World by Bill Stearman was begun at a Men's Quilting Retreat in Vermont and is loosely based on the disappearing 9-patch.|
|This is mine: My Answer is Yes with the fabulous quilting of Frank Karls. See my blog entry about this quilt.|
|Leftovers a la Gwen by fellow Chicago MQG Laura Hartrich. She is a young powerhouse of a quilter.|
|Deconstructed Lone Star by Amy Struckmeyer is one of fellow ChicagoMQG Amy's many clever quilts. She is one of our many architects in the guild, and she just sees things differently. Below is Amy's quilt next to my friend Wayne's quilt.|
|Atomic Age Color Study by Erin Davis, a fellow Chicago CMQG member although originally from Canada. This quilt focuses on the colors and textures from the 1950's.|
Monday, April 11, 2016
I often discover what I like by taking pictures of quilts that catch my attention. The following quilts fall into this category. All were displayed at the International Quilt Festival this past weekend:
|In Carrboro by Chawne Kimber. Check out Chawne's blog Completely Cauchy - she is the most thoughtful modern quilter and the absolute master of tiny piecing. Each one of her quilts moves me.|
|Ablaze by Helen Scheffer, Quebec. The power of reds and improv piecing speaks to me. I wonder if the maple trees and fall foliage inspired this.|
|Emilie Whispering by Kye Sun Yoo, South Korea. The inspiration for this piece was a mosaic from a Klimt mosaic painting. She captured the rich golds so nicely.|
|Bamboo Forest by Hong Joo Kim, South Korea. The simplicity of these elegant lines and monochrome richness of the greys appeal to me.|
|Mysterious Letter by Noriko Nozawa, Japan, reminds of Paginini's Variations on a Theme. This quilter took one key letter, the Kana letter, and varied the placement, scale, and color.|
|Gelmorodo IX - 1926 (Lyonel Feininger) by Katrin Schroeder, Berlin. I like architectural pieces.|
|Rooflines #10: Mountain Village by Colleen Kole, Grand Rapids, MI. The colors of this piece caught my eye, and then I realized this is a quilter I know. I met her at Camp Stitchalot in November, 2014, when I also met Chawne Kimber.|