Saturday, March 26, 2011

blue matter

These are pictures of my submission to Challenge 2: Monochromatic.

As a very new quilter (this is my third quilt) this indeed was a challenge. Since I have been drawn to the wide array of blues lately, I thought that would be a good direction to take this project. What started out as a detailed plan for a modern dresden, turned into hundreds of quarter square triangles, stripes and bold borders. When I realized that the dresden plan was not what I wanted, I just improvised using the fabric how I just thought it should go together. There are over 12 different blue fabrics, several different shades of blue thread, and lots of blood (I still get the pins in my fingers sometimes), sweat and tears. Since it seemed like everything I looked at, or thought about was blue, I called this quilt, blue matter. All the blue matter was occupying my grey matter!

Any comments, advice, etc. are very much welcomed!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just One Star...

If you have not heard of the Just One Star Program, check out these blog posts over at Happy Zombie and p.s. I quilt. You can thank an injured vet with a heartfelt, handmade quilt block, and enter a giveaway at P.S. I quilt:

The Just One Block Project asks participants to use their tutorial and suggested fabric combinations as the blocks will be added to make a larger red, white and blue quilt. Links to the tutorial, the requirements, and a picture of the larger quilt are found on the Happy Zombie blog post.

Here is a picture of my block.

That should make anyone feel good!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fabric Giveaway at Jaybird Quilts

A charm pack from Treasures & Tidbits by Piece O'Cake Designs plus one of Jaybird Quilt's  newest patterns are part of a giveaway over at Jaybird Quilts between now and March 17th at midnight ET.

Make sure to check it out:

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Moving on

The pillows at the Sew mama Sew Pillow Contest are really awesome.  Check them out.  Love Shack Baby was not a top 20 with the judges.  That is OK.  I am glad I finished one.  In fact, it generated my first comment.  That person really made me so happy and so encouraged.  Thank you glorious commentator person!    Most importantly, my three little girls love it.  They play with it and lay on it all the time.  Mission accomplished.

Time to move on to the next project.  Yes, it is more like a re-visit to a project that I had to take a break from a few blog posts ago.  The phoenix is rising in its third version.  Version one was going to be dresden plates in a serpentine layout.  Not working.  Version Deuce was going to be hexagons made from quarter triangles.  After cutting up 420 quarter triangles, I realized that my plan was destined for failure.  Enter Version Three:  framed quarter triangle blocks.  I am 8 of the 36 blocks in and I am liking it so far.  It is a little wonky, but so am I, truth be told.