Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blue & Green Should Never Be Seen...

"Except in the Washing Machine." And of course, in a Quilt!I'm actually a wee bit embarrassed to admit that I only finished this quilt a couple of weeks ago, since I've been using the blocks for my blog header for over a year! But it took me forever to actually get this top quilted and bound. This quilt is very special to me as it was my first attempt at Wonky Piecing and making a quilt without a pattern. I was inspired by Jacquie's Project Improv and her Wonky Log Cabin tutorial and just started piecing with a bunch of scraps that I had. It was so freeing!

I also love that I made this quilt before I became a fabric snob - I don't even know the names of the different prints and I still love it. It seems that now I'm just a wee obsessed with 'designer' fabric that I forget that great quilts don't need name brands.

Although I still adore traditional quilts and piecing, I feel like I've rediscovered the artist in myself with improv and wonky blocks. Thank you Jacquie for inspiring me to put away patterns (at least sometimes) and to just create.
I LOVE this makes me happy everyday. So I'm going to keep it for myself.

Happy Sewing everyone!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fabric Buying Lesson Part 3

The very best fabric....

is Free fabric!

Remember this? Well, I won a $25 GC to Pink Panda Fabrics. And I used it to buy some lovely Meadowsweet. Look at all of that monochromatic goodness? See, I'm learning...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lazy Sunday

I have to admit that I'm not much of a Football fan, but I did watch the last few ends of the Scott Tournament of Hearts. There I said it, I'm a curling fan....And as you might have heard in the pre-Olympic news, BC is having a very early spring. I live about 6 hours north of Vancouver, and we are usually under 4 feet of snow this time of year. But right now everything is melting. So it was a perfect day to take the dog (and the kids) out for a walk.
I also managed to get a start on my little quilt for DQS8. I'm going for a simple, Denyse Schmidt inspired look. Hopefully it works for my partner.

Happy Sunday!