Sunday, March 29, 2015

Words and Pictures

I completed a small quilted project in March. Yeah! Go me!  I need a Please be quiet! sign at my office so I quilted one.  This is my 'be quiet' sign.  It only just occurred to me I should have used blinding pink or something.

I could go on about my laundry closet remodel, but I think I will just keep it short today.  I admit the size of this photo makes it difficult to view the details.  I did put a casing on the back, should I decide to hang it that way.  A yard stick would work just fine, since the length of this is approx. 33 inches.  I will be using rare earth magnets to attach it to the glass window at my office.  I have decided to add another photo so you can see the pieced Phoebe in the center block.  I tried doing this because of the wonderful quilts in "Collaborative Quilting" that had pieced people in it.  "Collaborative Quilting" is a book by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Piecing Rocks!

Right now this is all I have on the design wall.  But of course, it is on the little design wall not the one with the fish on it.  The pattern for the letter 's' I found in Yoko Saito's book House Warming Patch Work.  She has instructions and patterns for the entire alphabet in her book along with charming crabs, scissors, fish, houses, and other darling things.  This bit of scrappy fun is going to be the back of my Scrap Happy quilt.  I have had this sun and moon fabric for a couple years and am happy to be able to use a little bit of it here. 
    I am in the middle of renovating our laundry room, so getting this finished up quickly is unlikely. Most of the work is done, but I must avoid having the fun of getting this done right away.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spock Block

I have been working diligently on my Scrap Happy quilt for announcing the 2016 theme for the Kuna Quilt Show. [August 1-2, 2015, at Kuna High School]  Leonard Nimoy passed away only a couple weeks ago. I have some fab Star Trek fabric and a few bits and tads of it here and there.  I found one with a piece that had only Spock on it. I fussy cut it and did one exploding pineapple around it.  I tried several different backgrounds for the final bit of the block.  I think the balance in this b&w fabric is perfect, and the fact that it looks like moons, suns, and planets clinched the deal.  I hope you like it! The block is in my Scrap Happy quilt.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

What is on the design wall in March?!!!

I have been very busy. The theme for the 2016 Kuna Quilt Show was voted on at the last Idaho PieceMakerS meeting.  The theme is "Scrap Happy".  I can say no more.