Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Block Party!

Fresh Poppy Design

This is me trying to enter a block party.  This is my first time trying something like here goes.  Click the link above to check out all the entries!   I've made three blocks.


This is my traditional Dresden plate block. 


These are about 1 inch strips pieced together on the left with varying widths on the right. I see an upside down 'i'.  Do you?


For me this is modern because of the fabric.  I think of it as looking out a window framed in old barn wood that has been painted many times, most recently turquoise, but all the layers a peeling back to show the years of love in the house...  looking through to see the flowers of spring. Sounds corny, but it's what I see.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What's Up 2011 we are a full month into the new year and this is actually the first post I've written.  The last month has been filled with posts written during my time off at the end of the year.  As I goal for this year is to take things a little slower, and that means you may see fewer posts on here.  Part of it is that I'm not doing as many projects, part of it is me not worrying about sharing them all.  Don't despair!  I do hope to stay on and continue sharing with the handful of you who actually read this, it's just not a top priority.  I do have 3 or 4 quilt tops finished or in progress waiting to be completed since the first of the year.  I'll post about them soon.  I think this 'write it all at once, and schedule it for later' strategy is going to be the thing that makes this work out for me. Also, I've recently been introduced to the idea of miniature quilts, or wall hangings, which allows you to try a new technique/pattern, without having to buy oodles of fabric or having excess quilts laying around taking up what little (or nearly non-existent in my case) storage you have.
Stay tuned...I'll try to keep in touch.

This is cool!

So, I'm trying something new.  A Pattern.  Click on the link to see what it will look like...or what it SHOULD look like.  Ordered the fabric, waiting for it to arrive... is cool.  They have  a kit builder where you can download a pattern, some of them are even free, and on their kit builder you can put in the fabrics you want, changing it as many times as you can...until you are satisfied.  Then you just save it to your account, add it to your basket, and they send you just the right amounts of fabric and let you download or print the pattern to make it.  I am really excited about this one.  I think it's going to be beautiful.