Saturday, January 28, 2012

Z is for ......

....Zithromax. I have been battling bronchitis this week and am now taking antibiotic. Being sick is so boring. Have been watching Turner Classics until my eyeballs popped out. So this morning I had to do a little quilting for my sanity. Have been wanting to try this design ever since my day at Jessica's, and I think I have it figured out. Now I need to catch some zzzzz's.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Plumeria in the Snow

We are getting our first snowfall today at last. My little red Hawaiian quilt is on my door now. Reminds me of the snowflakes we used to cut out of paper. I want to go out and make a snow angel!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Gee's Bend

We had a wonderful program at Empire Quilters on Saturday. Maggie shared some of her Gee's Bend collection and pointed out the unusual quilting designs in their "simple" quilts. This red & white was quilted with a rooftop motif instead of within the strips. Was that a practical choice or an aesthetic one?
The unusual color combination caught my eye on this one. I like interesting juxtapositions that raise why did this quilter add a white binding?
My own version of Gee's Bend inspired piecing is the scarf above. I added cotton scrap blocks to some silks for an elegant/rustic look.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Stacking Up

My snowballs are arriving and are stacked on my table. The variety of whites is great, but the gorgeous reds are just over the top! Like rubies in the snow....

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tie Diving

New year, new project. I need to start something new, and this pile of neckties looks so inviting. Dived in and started to unsew a few just hoping for inspiration. Hmmmm....crazy piecing, log cabin, fan, are all possible but I was hoping for....I don't know what. Any more ideas out there?