Friday, 16 September 2022
Monday, 15 August 2022
Saturday, 16 July 2022
Friday, 15 July 2022
Poppyprint called Speed Date with Improv. She takes a lot of the decision making away for the purposes of the class by limiting the fabric pull to one color, black and white. I chose blue, navy and white. Then she takes you through making several types of improv blocks and then puzzling them together. I had fun, got this put togther, and then didn't know what to do with it, so it sat in the TBQ (ToBeQuilted) pile. Then, a few months ago, my middle, as he was thinking of moving out, started looking around and asked if I had any wall hangings I wasn't using, and that he might take with him. I pulled this one out, and he liked it. I asked if he wanted it finished as a wall hanging or a pillow, and he chose pillow. Neva's Patchwork Pillows in my mind, and they used courdory backings, and partly becuase I like it.
Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Monday, 11 July 2022
Kaldeidoscope plaids and stripes by Allison Glass fabric line, and so when I saw this Kaleidoscope kit at Keystone Modern Creative I just had to have it.
Friday, 8 July 2022
Playcation with Cheryl Arkison I had been saving these crumbs as a "curated" group of scraps since making the Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt blocks 5 years earlier, so it was time for them to be used! A playcation is a fun way to spend an afternooon--Cheryl Arkison is always good entertainment and there is always something to learn from her. So the photo above is the slab, or quilt top that I made. But I wasn't sure what to do with it, so it sat for about a year, and then I wanted to do a little demonstration for one of my quilt groups on how I made a quilted pillow top. I use a combination of online tutorials from Jaybird Quilts and from Elizabeth Hartman. I quilted up the slab I had made and made a pillow from it, and I LOVE it! I started out doing just straight-ish line quilting and even on such a small piece I found it to be so boring I quilkly had to switch it up. I really admire the look of straight line quilting--and now I admire the patience of those who do a lot of it.
Thursday, 7 July 2022
Fire Escape by Atkinson designs. Their patterns are always so well written.
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Monday, 28 February 2022
Color My World was the 2021 BOM at the Quilt Show, designed by Wendy Williams I was impressed that Linda had it finished to bring to quilt in January--my 2021 BOM is still in block form.
Thursday, 17 February 2022
Friday, 31 December 2021
Along Came Quilting and connected with Sharla. I wanted to do an all blue quilt--described to her what I wanted, she texted back some photos of fabrics, and she had a short stack of bolts to choose from by the time I went to the store to peer at the fabrics from behind a taped line through the open door (this was waay back when when we were being told NOT to mask because masks were for the medical professionals). Not an optimal way to purchase fabrics but better than on my computer monitor. I think we did better than OK. But I did learn, the hard way, that Grunge doesn't have anyting on the selvedge to indicate the colorway, and its hard to match up later if you didn't get the color name off the boltend when purchasing the first time. Luckily, when I needed more, Kim was able to take my swatch into the store and match the bolt, give me the name, and then I could order still more again online from Willow Creek, as I emptied the bolt at ACQ. Susie's Magic Binding last year when I finished piecing the top, so it went quite quickly for a king size quilt. I love that method. presoak all the fabrics, so I don't expect it to have much shrink from washing--it's been cold here so it went straight on the bed (our other quilt had silk batting and I was a little chilly some nights) where it has been keeping me perfectly warm. There is room for some more shrink though, so it will be OK either way.