Friday, August 24, 2012

White Lightning

My plan for summer was only finishing up last year's tops, and I have made a bit of progress there.  But I simply cannot miss the opportunity to join the quilt-along with Smazoochie!  I have been admiring the zigzag quilts that are appearing everywhere....LeeAnn's, Sujata's, Kim's and Beth's, just to name a few...and I am jumping in with my black & whites.  This graphic design is most exciting to me in these dog days of August.  Getting a real charge!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Barb's Been Busy

My friend Barb brought over her latest quilt today and really knocked my socks off.  Karen Griska's Asterisk block has been done so many ways, but it never fails to "wow" me.  The black gives those Amy Butler fabrics a whole new look...very chic!  Also like the square shape and skinny border for this design...very Mod!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Old & Ugly

When my friend Irene was about to toss her "old & ugly" charm squares, I just had to rescue them.  I figured that if you cut any fabric small enough, it looks good.  I have spent many months happily hand piecing these little 3-inch nine patches.   All together they have a genteel look...age appropriate, I think...and not ugly after all.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Snowballs in Hell

What does a person do when it is 90 degrees and 99% humidity?  Sew a quilt, of course!  I assembled 54 snowball blocks today, made by my bee pals at Two's Company and myself.   I love the scrappiness of each person's choice of reds and whites.  Have the backing and binding fabrics ready to go, but I need to buy some batting.  Want to use wool batting, as I plan to use this quilt for my naps next winter...ahhhhh.   Does anyone have a brand to recommend?