Friday, April 26, 2013

Kaffe Fassett beauty

Folk Art Quilts' window in Wakefield, Rhode Island.  I thought you might enjoy them.

Some of these pictures were taken through the glass window, thus the blurriness.

I don't know if all of the fabrics in these quilts are Kaffe, but they certainly are gorgeous.  I asked permission of Evie to put the pics on my blog. She and her sister run the shop.  It's quite a temptation to me being only about 2 miles away from work.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lucky Stars quilt blocks

That's the title, and the pattern is by Terry Atkinson. 

I've made 22 blocks.  I think I need one more.
Lots of Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs, some batiks, etc.
I've been doing some sewing, less blogging, obviously.  I think about blogging almost every day, but priorities get in the way.
I do hope you are all well.  I take some time most every day to check out what you all are doing through Google Reader, which I guess is soon to be a thing of the past.  I'll have to get up to speed soon.
Take care, and talk to you soon, I hope!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cut-out applique?

Disclaimer:  I did not make this (although I wish I could claim to be the artist).
I don't know what it is, or who made it. It's some kind of cut-out applique, and it's hand-sewn.  My daughter gave it to me from her MIL.  I put it up on my design wall just because I like it, and as I was making some Granny Smith blocks I noticed the colors are very similar.  It makes me think of Victoria's tea towel challenge ( where you take a tea towel and improv some borders around it.  I might attempt it with this piece.

In other news, I DID finish my Easy Street quilt but, as predicted, I folded the quilt top and put it away without sandwiching it or finishing it.  Maybe some day I'll find someone who will love it!

And here's a random question:  Do the colors turquoise and coral go together?  I can't picture it but I'm told by someone that those are the colors they like and I don't know if they meant the two together.  I didn't want to ask questions and get their suspicions up.

At my Monday night quilting class last week I asked Jean to bring in something for show and tell.  She obliged with this beauty:
Jean only showing from her eyebrows up :-)

I forget what she called this pattern - I like it!  The way the blocks are made, they appear to be shimmery.  And the entire quilt was so very soft!
Thanks, Jean!