Archive for January, 2013

Torned between Two Lovers???

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This week, I’ve had a few things to do. One is to create a second Uneven Fans quilt so I can have enough quilts to share. So I’ve pulled together a smattering of fabrics that resemble the orginal quilt and got to work. Luckily, these blocks go together very quickly although I think this second version will be a bit more green that the first. Tomorrow, I put it all together and get it on the long arm.

uneven fan2 blocks

And in the meantime, I have been working on this little bit of fluff. My art quilt group, Fiber Dimensions, has given ourselves a challenge to get a collection of fiber art together by March. Each of us must contribute three pieces all themed around Sea Scapes or something like that. I started out looking at mermaids but progressed in my research to this! Its almost finished – needs beads and binding and maybe a bit more, but boy was it fun! The shark is created with shadow trapunto. He is made of plain old craft felt covered by layers of what I can only identify as evening gown fabric from the bridal section in JoAnn’s. Actually the very back layer is a metallic swimsuit-stretchy material that I fused interfacing to for stability. I have no idea how this is going to hang since it is still on the long arm –  I’ll let ya know soon since its getting booted off tomorrow to make way for that more traditional Uneven Fans quilt.

Out of the Blue

Two very different styles – and as I flitted back and forth all week between the two, it was hard to say which one I like more – traditional piecing or something Out of the Blue – so you see, I’m torn….

Big Doings this Week

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

I’m so glad the weather is holding out this week. I’ve got a few things to do! Heading down to the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild this evening for my “Putting Myself Out There” lecture. They are a great group and I had the privilege of being a member a few years back so it will be nice to see them again!

Then on Friday, I put on my art quilter hat and head off to the reception for the  Fiber Dimensions Show in Hockessin, Delaware. I’ve got  few quilts hanging there and its time to bask in the the aroma of sweet and sour meatballs and fruit trays while we meet and greet quilt lovers! If you are in the area, stop by. The show hangs until the end of the month.



Look What I found!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

This is a really cool FREE Block of the Month series. Graciously provided to us by Quilting on the Square in Kansas, it has twelve spectacular paper-pieced stars.  If paper-piecing isn’t your thing, they’ve got lots of other Block-of-the-Month programs going on – just not free. I, for one, have printed all the patterns off for safe-keeping because they have just posted the last Block. I don’t want to be disappointed if I were to come back looking for a pattern and it be gone – better to print it all now and sew it later!

Compass Collection Free Block of the Month