Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We're Off on the Road to Morocco!
This baby quilt for Project Night Night - the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild's spring charity work. This 50" x 60" quilt will be packaged with a stuffed toy and a book and given to a homeless. The blocks of this quilt were made at the January CMQG meeting using improvisational foundation piecing.
Here's a second quilt in process for Project NightNight from an on-sale jelly roll at Joann's. Do you see Weeks and Bill's book Quilts Made Modern in the corner of this picture? I'm using the cover design - I used it once before with great success - for this project. So when we get back from Morocco and when the kitchen is back in order, I know exactly what I need to do to make the mid-April deadline.
Yoshiko Jinzenzi books. And then I think. And then I look at the fabrics. I need to get a fabulous white, much more refined than a Kona. I'm thinking of a new bedroom quilt. Just thinking. I might cut a 2" strip from each fabric and just play.
And here's that pile of Oakshott cottons I bought at QuiltCon. I am having difficulty finding grommets that size made of metal. These fabrics will be sewn horizontally, and I'm pretty sure I will use Soft and Stable . What isn't pictured here are those projects in the can't-wait-to-start/finish pile? That beautiful set of batik scraps from Beth, the pile of jeans that I want to turn into kick-ass shopping bags, my bridge piece, those two beautiful black/coffee batiks, the Moroccan designs I'm coming home with.
Leaving the studio full of projects I want to come home to? Priceless.