Monday, January 26, 2015

Did I really miss this?

So, Harrie and Nellie used to help me arrange my quilt blocks into cat-approved arrangements - something that I kinda,sorta missed after Harrie crossed the Bridge. This past weekend I discovered that Garnett thinks quilt blocks are a premium cat playground! Another quilt that I have almost finished - just 11 more seams to go - maybe tonight since the weather doesn't look so great for doing much else.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

More from Houston

Thought I'd post a couple quilts that caught my eye: No real surprises here:
Link to Pam Holland's blog for some more pictures:

Halfway through the building blocks afghan

I'm assured that all these blocks will block out to a common size so that I'll be able to sew them together. We shall see.
Since I'm two blocks behind, you know what I'll be working on during S&B this weekend!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Just for Ann

Because I promised Ann I'd take a picture of this one for her:

Int'l Quilt Show - Houston 2014

I went to Houston for the Quilt Show (actually it was to meet up with my sister and a friend from Iowa). At the last minute I found out that a friend from Ravelry would be there as well. We had so much fun. This was the 35th anniversary of the show so big collection of red & white quilts to celebrate:
One of the exhibits was inspired by Dr. Karen Nyberg, NASA, quilting on the International Space Station. After she suggested that folks send in blocks inspired by astronomy, NASA received over 2000 blocks from around the world. Volunteers transformed those blocks into 28 quilts which were all on display, and created notebooks with the cover letter w/block picture so folks could look through for their blocks. Bonus: a stand-up image of Dr. Nyberg that visitors could position in front of the quilt that contained the block they'd sent in. Here's Ann and Michelle in front of one of the quilts.
You'll all be amazed to know that I bought very little fabric although I did buy a Hobbs Silk batting that I think I'll use for a jacket.

Monday, December 9, 2013

work in progress December 2013

I found this Geisha panel at Bayside Quilts in Olympia. Frank needed to meet our insurance company at our rental house for them to make sure our house was adequately insured. These colors are "perfect" for my sister's living room.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

License Plate "Quilt"

I commissioned this metal art piece, it is 3 x 4 ft, composed of old license plates and Arizona Iced Tea cans. Carol Braden, who lives and works in Seattle made it for me. Her typical piece is a guitar shape made of license plates. It looks great in our living room, and unlike fabric, it will not fade from the sun in our west-facing windows.