Sunday, February 28, 2010
I'm so looking forward to my month! Thanks in advance for all the blocks!!
I think this month will be easy. I mailed out fabric to everyone...even those that said they did not need it...I felt it was only fair to send it to all involved. I mailed everyone a fat eighth of Kona Snow and some pieces of Kona solids in varying colors. The rest is up to you!
OK, I have chosen 4 blocks to play with the month.
and Flying Geese
I do not have a game plan for the quilt ... I'm just hoping that the blocks you send back will inspire me to put together a great twin sized quilt for my son! As I said before, I am making 2 twin sized quilts for my son's bedroom. The first is my color wheel quilt...here is a picture in progress:
The other quilt will be made by 'us'.
I feel that all colors should be represented in the quilt, so don't shy away from any color knowing that the quilt is for my son. I have used all the colors in the color wheel quilt, so I am sure they will all work together nicely! The color wheel's background is Kona Snow also. Feel free to use the Snow as your background fabric, or the dominant fabric, anything goes!
I am inspired by the works of Gwen Marsten and for this quilt, I hope to use some of the techniques she and Freddy Moran use in the their book, Collaborative Quilting.
On each of the envelopes I mailed out, i listed a quilt block for you to make. I think I sent plenty of fabric to make more than one if time allows, and I promise they are so easy!! If you want to make a 'liberated' or wonky block, by all means, please do. Here are some links to making these easy blocks: and an example I have made:
Shoofly: from quilter's cache ( I would prefer blocks be 10.5 finished and smaller)
or at Block Party...here you can find a wonky version...again, Im looking to stay at 10.5 and under.
Liberated star: a nice tutorial is here at Thesillyboodilly's blog. again at 10.5 and under
Flying Geese...super easy block, and I just love it! Modify Tradition blog has lots of tutorials one for flying geese and a shoo fly too. (I prefer the traditional version of shoo fly)
another tutorial for flying geese is here. I easily made 16 flying geese with a fat eight of fabric. Feel free to make your flying geese any size.
will be coming late...
I have all the fabric and had every intention of completing this week but instead spent most of the week in the big city caring for my dear friend's children. You can go hear to read her story and pray for her:)
Thanks friends, I will get caught up soon.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Just ran across this unusual quilt top on flickr and wanted to share.
The only thing left to do is QUILT it!
Now I'm stumped! All my other quilts were little (crib, doll) and I tied them.
Hand quilt? Machine quilt? Where do I start?
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
As I sit down to do my wonky log cabin...I am wondering if you all have Kona cottons in your stash? My month, March, I will be asking for all solids (no loud groans please...I know everyone is having such fun with Iva's gorgeous color preferences and fabric inspirations!!)
I don't want to send anyone shopping for my block...I would be glad to send out some fabrics if need be. The background color is to be Kona Snow...but more on that later...
I'm getting excited...you are all going to help me make a quilt for my son's bedroom!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thanks for choosing a wonky block! I have never done one before and it's so great to not have "rules". The tutorial on Quilt Dad is awesome and very easy to follow. I did find that having a very hot, steamy iron close by is helpful. I pressed after each addition and it went really smoothly. My sewing machine even cooperated! (somewhat) 8P
The fabric I used was Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey with one little smidge of Michael Miller (I think!)
This will get into the mail on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I went through all the envelopes today as I was packing up the sewing room (well... working on packing it up:) and thought I would post who's blocks I have received. They look more awesome in person that on the blog. I am really excited about this quilt:)
I have blocks from Marie, Carmen, Melissa, Jenny, Tonya and Patty. I know several others posted their blocks, they just haven't arrived late and a couple people mentioned theirs would be late which is ok:) I just thought I would let you know who I have:)
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
And to answer her second question: I l.o.v.e. color! With red, yellow, lavender, green, and melon among my top favorites.
However, having recently participated in a red/aqua block swap, where I had to make 25 blocks in these colors, I think I’m over that combination.
Hope this helps.
I’ve waffled back and forth on a couple of blocks and contemplated another two or three. But in the end I’ve decided to go with my original choice… Wonky Log Cabin.
My particular favorite from that list is the wonky squares-in-squares block, such as the one
in the third picture here
(by the way, I adore the prints and color combinations in that block – hint, hint ;).
But please feel free to be creative and choose the Wonky Log Cabin style that appeals to you.
Now, I don’t know about you gals, but I am very ready for spring. So let’s make our blocks in happy spring-time colors.
My only a stipulations are:
no pastels, no calicoes, and no solids.
My fabric tastes run along the same lines as those
that Christy requested:
Anna Maria Horner, Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, plus Dena Designs, Jenean Morrison, and such.
You don’t have to purchase fabrics by these particular designers, just use them as examples when making your selections.
Your finished block should measure 12-1/2” square. My plan is to add a 3-1/2” white-on-white frame to each block so that it finishes 15-1/2”.
This is an easy peasy block, so just have fun with it
and let your creative juices flow.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
And I want you to know up front how truly, truly grateful I am to each of you for the time and effort and creativity that you will be putting into the block you make for me!!
Time is such a precious commodity and not to be taken for granted, so you can count on your accomplishment to be treasured and oh so greatly appreciated.
Happy creating :-)