I call it: HERE COMES THE SUN
Sunday, October 31, 2010
I call it: HERE COMES THE SUN
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I am sharing my excitement! One of my photos, MILKWEED POD, was juried into the Houston Quilt Festival's EYE OF THE QUILTER: INSPIRATION exhibit.
If anyone is going to Houston, please let me know.
See the best NYC quilters have to offer at the annual exhibit.
This year's exhibition features quilts that draw inspiration from recycled materials. Quilts will feature both traditional "recycled" items such as fabric scraps or old clothing, as well as non-traditional recycled materials. Quilts will also depict the quilters' love of the environment.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
28th Street at Seventh Avenue
New York City
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
This past Friday, we opted for wine and quilts...She brought her Bernina Aurora 440 QE (needless to say...I am seriously thinking about entering the cult...smiles). So I worked on some outstanding projects...and on Saturday, we took a placemat class at the Joyful Quilter in Glenville, NY. It was great.. Met a woman from Scottland (she was visiting a friend and decided to take a class that day), as well as a few other people. It was a great day and the shop was great... so here is what I worked on...and quilted 2 tops upon my return to the city...
I passed my bookshelf the other day and I noticed it was pretty much yelling at me:
"Don't you think it's a good time to make that challenge block?!"
Look at all the orangey yellows!
So I went through my stash, and though I had a bunch of prints that I could have used,
the solids were yelling as much as the books.
A nice, simple shoofly block.
Makes me want to do a whole monotone sampler quilt!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
For inspiration, I looked at the "15 Minutes Play" blog and found a fun Housetop Block . I modified it a bit and finished it in no time!
I look forward to seeing all of the other great block creations!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Lots of fun (and crazy) interpretations floated through my head between now and then, but when I sat down to work, I decided to also use Helen-inspired strips and a bit of simplicity. I debated about "wonkiness", but as I chose symmetry instead. It started to feel like an art deco decorative arch topper.
I really like art deco design and wasn't sure I wanted to trim it down, but alas....here she is.
Hubster says it looks like a sunrise. Hooray, radiance!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Thank you all for a very inspiring meeting! I hated to leave early (I had to work) and miss the rest of show and tell, so thanks for all the photos. I got up Sunday and spent almost all day sewing: I finished quilting my New Wave quilt and sewed on the binding, ready for hand finishing; sewed the binding on another unfinished quilt; and made myself a nametag! I used some of my favorite recent fabrics, and even used a scrap from the swap for the binding. I look forward to the next meeting and getting to know all of you! Cheers~ Christa
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I loved this juxtaposition between new and old with Lisa's quilt top and the grandmother's flower garden quilts made by Christa's grandmother.
Sometimes you need to abandon one project and turn it into a bag instead!
This handpainted, sparkling art quilt definitely shows its wave of inspiration:
Jody (middle) was called by her daughter-in-law (on the right) at 10 p.m. Friday night, who told her about Saturday morning's meeting. Twelve hours later they were in Manhattan at their first meeting, sharing construction stories--about both buildings and quilts.
Two in-progress gift quilts.
Andrea made a lot of half-square triangles out of some fabric she never thought she'd use,
and Nicole showed us the space on the back of her quilt that she's left to place a label.
Then they swapped blocks, and made a mini quilt that incorporated the block.
The different interpretations really show each quilter's style!