"Freddy Inspired Freeform Fun at Judy's"
Judy Irish quilts for Freddy Moran.
Last last Friday when I was sewing with Judy,
she shared a bit of a less than one inch strip
leftover from one of Freddy's quilts!
I chopped my piece up,
sewed these parts together,
and created the center background of the above fun "little"
I rummaged in her scrap box,
added the flowers
and then Judy swiped and quilted for me!!!
This week's "little" ( 8 1/2 x 11)
was inspired by a conversation I had with my oldest son
during another long stretch of
"What if you could accumulate sunshine?" he asked...
Here's my new NY beauty block
There's a lovely group on flickr if you want to check out other gal's blocks.
I am a week behind, but figure I'll just keep chugging along...
I finished my Granny Square quilt!
I discovered a few things in the process of making this quilt...
I really don't like white fabric
easily dirtied? yes, quite impractical
I don't really enjoy making the same block over and over
it just doesn't zing me creatively
I made one block bigger (center)
Then I made four more of those (around the center)
And then I decided to make a BIG granny square
like my BIG Swoon in a Swoon
I am going to interrupt this rambling with a picture of my Bassett Hound,
on the left,
trying to enjoy himself at a
Bassett Hound Bash
with over 30 other Bassetts!
We humans shared some great laughs but,
who thinks he is a cat,
didn't have such a great time.
OK, back to quilting.
Speaking of quilting with white,
I keep considering the modern movement.
I bought this book and really love some of the blocks.
I bought a few new Kaffe fat quarters from Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop
and would like to try the bottom left picture on the cover
as a big quilt.
Maybe with pink and purple solids?
Will I like pink and purple solid
better than white?
Maybe this stripe I found at The Quilt Loft in Seattle
The Quilt Loft is my new trek-to quilt shop
when I catch a few hours to myself.
I also bought these two books...
some of this yummy Alexander Henry...
and this Japanese import.
It's spring break for my boys.
Not sure if that's going to mean
time to quilt.
What's your opinion on solids and/or the modern movement?