Thursday, February 28, 2019

Post QuiltCon2019: So many things...

 My studio floor very seldom has this much color.  On the left are 6 period purses for Sew Powerful  in process.  On the right is a baby Trip Around the World for Project Night Night, my Chicago Modern Quilt Guild's charity effort. 
This is a baby quilt in process for the project mentioned above, one which supports women with children who are homeless or in crisis.   I used 2.5" strips - this quilt will be 45" x 60", perhaps for an older child.

This rainbow fabric is from the baby quilt above.  Now it is going to be used in SewPowerful purses.  No matter how much I sew, it is just not enough. 

I saw so many fabulous and inspirational quilts in Nashville.  What to work on next?  These fabrics on the left are ones I want to work with.  It's a luxury to have the time to think while I'm wrapping up purses and baby quilts.

I still want to go through the pictures I took  - perhaps a separate post - at QuiltCon 2019.  
I had to put my hands on my Yoshiko Jenzenji fabrics once I got home from Nashville.  I'm not quite sure why.  Yet...

My new bed quilt is back from Long Armer Sarah Evans.  I can't wait to bind it and start using it. 
So many things...

Monday, February 11, 2019

Quiet winter days

I'm loving the colors and design of this faux-hexie quilt.  It really is all I want to work on.  The row-by-row assembly is the current task.  This project has been my reward for working on another four purses for Sew Powerful.  After doing certain steps with the purses, only then could I work on the above.  Now I can concentrate on just this quilt since I finished these:
At the last Chicago Modern Quilt Guild retreat last fall there was a scrap table.  I usually keep far away since I have so many of my own scraps.  But as I walked by, there was this bit of a wildly-colored fabric.  Seriously, 5" by 20" or so.  I later found out it was from Debi W.  The Sew Powerful nation-wide group I belong to has suggested a challenge of four purses per month.  I'm going to try to 8 a month.  January?  check...  February ...only four more to go.  How about these fabrics?
Of course the striped fabric has to be the front flap!
The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild is participating in Project Night Night.  I spent a fun afternoon with Sarah S at the stash of donated fabrics and made quit kits.  There are 3 Baby Trip Around the World kits and one Fence Rail kit.  I sincerely hope there are guildsters who want to do these.  I like both  patterns and fabrics well enough that I would happily do any of these.