Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
The First Dandelion
Simple and fresh and fair from winter's close emerging,
As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been,
Forth from its sunny nook of shelter'd grass--innocent, golden, calm as the dawn,
The spring's first dandelion shows its trustful face.
~ Walt Whitman
My "The First Dandelion" quilt is the result of my art quilt group's third challenge. We were to make a quilt using scraps and a significant amount of a solid that represented spring. I definitely think I met the challenge, but let me tell you...this quilt was not without challenges! My first two attempts were so bad that they went directly to the garbage, but thankfully the third time was the charm and I ended up with an acceptable piece.
Our next challenge is to make a quilt using any amount of yellow and use a photo for inspiration. Hmmm...I wonder if I could snap a quick photo of a dandelion in the snow and use this quilt for the upcoming challenge? Or would that be cheating?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild made the blocks for these Project Linus quilts in February for Project Linus Make a Blanket Day. Tops were assembled by volunteers and then a couple of guild members with longarm quilting machines volunteered to do the quilting. My plan was to ask guild members to help with the bindings too, but binding is my favorite part of making a quilt and the stack of unfinished Linus quilts that I just picked up from the quilter was too tempting. I put the binding on one, and then another and another and before I knew it the whole stack was done! These quilts are now on their way to children in need via Project Linus.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thankfully we aren't getting as much snow as what was originally predicted for our area. We have a couple of inches on the ground with a little more expected to accumulate throughout the day, but the worst is over. It's still enough to declare a snow day though...I'm off to my sewing room!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Have you ever purchased a Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt? If so, Ami Simms is inviting you to participate in Facebook Foto Friday. Just post a photo of the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt that you purchased, include its name, maker's name and why you love your quilt on the AAQI Facebook page. If you haven't purchased a quilt as of yet, you can buy one at www.alzquilts.org/quiltsforsale. Remember...profits from all sales and auction purchases fund Alzheimer's research!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Pajama Quilter Workbook and trusty whiteboard and started practicing! Yesterday I worked up enough courage to try "fern ziggle" on a real quilt. It's hard to see the quilting in this photo, but I must say that I'm quite pleased with the end results. I guess an old dog really can learn a new trick every now and then!
Monday, April 2, 2012
String Thing Along that will hopefully prove once and for all that even the ugliest fabrics can make beautiful quilts. I tried to pick out some really ugly mismatched fabrics for my block, but I honestly don't think it's all that bad. There's no doubt in my mind that all these ugly blocks will make a beautiful scrappy quilt for charity! Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...what is your opinion?
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