Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Scraptastic! I love all of the other blocks that have been posted on the blog, and I can't wait to start February's block. :)
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I've been having so much fun with the Bee blocks so far, I almost forgot it was my turn! Thanks to all the great inspiration and directions, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted.
But....I had this Alexander Henry multicultural kids fabric that just makes me smile--cute and strange all at the same time!
So I've cut out a different "kid" for each person to create a log cabin block:
- 12.5" block
- Log cabin--wonky or straight, even or uneven, centered or off-center, number of strips, your choice
- Use your kid as the starting rectangle
- Include at least a small amount of the other fabric I'm sending
- Scrappy, brights and odd colors
I love combinations of different kinds of fabrics.
Let your kid's nationality inspire your choices (like Hawaiian florals for the Hawaiian girl block, western fabrics for the cowboy) OR just let color be your guide.
Please feel free to play around with this...!
P.S. I mailed this to our non-local Bee members, but will bring the rest to our meeting next Saturday! Yay!
Ok, I got a little behind with the holidays and then just kept forgetting to post this. I put together a wonky star with straight postage stamps for Helen for our December bee. Hope you like it!
Maureen asked for a signature block and gave us a white print fabric to use. I played with some half square triangles and a spot for my name. I really had fun pulling fabrics for this! Enjoy!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Next up is a Rocky Road to Kansas block for Karen. This one was a challenge for me since the majority of my scraps are red, brown and black, the three banned colours! That's what happens when you keep making quilts with the same colour palette, I guess. This was also my first time paper piecing and I really enjoyed it! I also liked the accidental fussy cutting that happened with the ducks and the dog, hopefully they aren't too childish.
Now I'm ready for whatever February and Ellen throw at me!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
82 Quilts from former Esprit Collection featured in ART OF THE QUILT
Preview Reception & Dinner March 13; Public Exhibition March 14-18, 2012
Lancaster Pennsylvania, 1.18.12:
this collection made its public debut in 1990 at the Fine Arts
Museum of San Francisco, visitors will experience ALL 82
historic masterworks of American quilt making selected from
the world renowned Esprit Collection of Amish quilts. These
superb works, acknowledged masterpieces of design and
needlework, were made between 1870 and 1950 by the
Amish women in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will be presented in the
Beaux-Arts inspired LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM, 37 North Market Street
Lancaster PA, for one week only—March 13-18, 2012.
A preview reception of this weeklong exhibit will be held
Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 5pm. The historic evening
promises a fabulous reception with hors d´oeuvres and
signature drinks in the lobby followed by guided tours of the
exhibition. Limited seating is also available for an exclusive
evening dinner with original Esprit curator, Julie Silber, one
of the world’s most respected quilt experts. Dinner begins
“The work of Amish
quilt makers in
between about 1870
and 1950 was one of
the finest aesthetic
forms in America."
ROBERT HUGHES, ART CRITIC &
Public exhibit admission and curatorial tours will be available at the museum Wednesday
through Sunday March 14-18, during the week that American Quilter’s Society hosts its annual show at the Lancaster County Convention Center—just one block away.
LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM exhibit hours will be 9am to 7pm Wednesday
through Saturday, and Noon to 5pm on Sunday. An eclectic array of live music will
highlight the museum’s exhibit experience during evenings and Sunday afternoon.
Thursday evening admission also includes a reception with Lancaster County’s Bed &
ART OF THE QUILT at the LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM will be presented by
WILLOW VALLEY RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES. Proceeds from this special full-
collection exhibit will benefit “SAVE LANCASTER’S QUILTS: Preservation for Today &
Tomorrow,” a campaign for the care of the museum’s quilt collection and an endowment
with the Lancaster County Community Foundation that will assist in providing a home for
the artifacts in Lancaster County. For advanced tickets and information, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717.299.6440.
AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM Just two days ago, the revitalized AFAM opened a new exhibition in celebration of its 50th anniversary, Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined. The exhibition highlights important and highly recognized artists in the Museum's collection, and there are two marvelous quilts to see.
TEXTILE STUDY GROUP EXHIBITIONS CROSSING LINES: THE MANY FACES OF FIBER has 58 pieces on view through Feb. 19, 2012; and 9 x 9 x 3: NEW VISIONS is an exhibition of 52 works of fiber art created to fit inside 9" x 9" x 3" boxes and is on view from Jan. 25 to Mar. 2, 2012.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I have an equipment question that only you fine folks could help me out with!
Do you love your iron? If so, why? If not, why not? Do you have a dream iron on your wish list?
I know that Jessica digs her T-Fal, and Victoria recommends her Oliso, but what about everyone else? Do tell!
I've got a cheapie drugstore iron that's almost 10 years old, and was spitty and unreliable right out of the box, so I'm overdue for a new one, and I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Here's your block, Chris.... a bit strong with my Hot "accent piece" but you didn't specify how much... I think you'll have a great collection when everyone's done. I photo-ed the block this way, but you may want to switch it to be "horizontal"... whatever works in your design scheme.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Happy New Year Everyone!
Wow, Margaret, you are on the ball, having already made and posted a block for me! I love it!
Hopefully everyone received my packet and request . . . if not, please contact me!
This is what I asked for: 9 ½ inch block
Greens + one hot + smidge of black + gentle curve
Please use the green fabrics I have provided and add from your stash one hot color (pink, red, or orange). Can be any print or solid.
Please include 1 (or more) amorphous curve. Nothing geometric like ¼ or ½ circles.
Please return any scraps so that I can include them on the back of the quilt.