Sunday, April 22, 2012

Round Two Done

Well, I went ahead and did a little slash and insert on my center block and then bordered it to give it a little more definition.....And then I finished the crumb border.....they are not yet sewn on since those were the instructions. And now we wait for round three!       
(note the poor little leftover orphan block...)
Oh yeah....the little circle is just stuck there - may or not stay - it really hasn't spoke to me yet, but seemed like a good idea at the time....


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Liberated Quiltmakers Round Robin, Round Two...

Our instructions for Round Two of our Liberated Round Robin were to make some "crumb fabric" ~ This is new fabric constructed of lots and lots of smaller scraps:
So I have a good bunch done now.....and am trying them out on the design wall.....and Oh Dear! My center block seems to be disappearing! So I know I need to do something drastic to bring it back to life - or maybe not so drastic - At least a small hot pink border to set it apart.....
So for now, it is back up to the sewing room!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Liberated quilters RR

So I am still new to this blogging stuff, so bear with me!
Our Round Robin tells us to start with a central block - so I took 4 blocks that I had sewn up for some unknown future project and decided to put them together for my center block....then we were told to liberate that center block. Here are the original 4 blocks:

So I decided that as they were, they were not liberated enough so I chopped 2 of them in half (kinda diagonally) and sewed them to each other....This is the final result:

So now I am wondering if I need to slash again on the other diagonal ? What do you think?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A new Idea

Note to self: I just saw a Lady of the Lake quilt block on another blog. I have tons of half square triangles that are the result of waste triangles....So just how scrappy can I make a Lady of the Lake Quilt and still retain the pattern? Of course it would be a small quilt since most of these units are
1 1/2 - 2 inches at most. Just what I need....Another project!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Thought

Give me the wind at my back and a star to guide me.
I will not waver from the path before me.
He is my compass and the wind in my sail,
With Him beside me, I cannot fail.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I'm Published!

Well, here I am again ~ This time to pitch the book that I am a contributing author to. This is a first for me. I have had my quilts in the gallery section of a book or two in the past, but I have never actually had a pattern that I designed published in a book. This is very exciting for me! The book, A Baker's Dozen, releases March 2nd. The patterns in it all involve the use of those wonderful pre-cut layer cakes, nickels, dimes, jelly rolls and fat quarters.
Here I am standing in front of my quilt, Emerald Forest, which uses 8 fat quarters and a background fabric. It was a lot of fun to do the quilt, but the nitty-gritty of writing out the actual pattern and figuring the cuts and measurements....not so much! I don't think that I would ever want to do a whole book, unless someone else did the actual paper and pen work....just let me play with my fabric!