Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A morning with Melissa Averinos!

 Back sometime in the summer Melissa invited me to join her face-making group at a quilt shop on the Cape called Tumbleweed Quilts.  I was so pleased and surprised, I just had to drop everything and get there!
What a blast I had, after a fashion.  My creative side, if I even have one, must have stayed home, but Melissa was so kind, patient, and such a good teacher.
 I had such trouble letting go of "how I thought a face SHOULD look".  Ugh.
 Hers come together so effortlessly, it seemed to me.

 This one above, and the one below, are all some of hers in the making.
 These next two are mine.  I really like them, especially when viewed from a bit of a distance.
 The only problem is, when I got home, I hung them on my design wall, and a couple of
days later, flicked on the switch for my ceiling fan, which just so happened to be on HIGH!  Oh, no!  My faces went flying around the room!  Or at least some parts of them.  Good thing I have pictures because, sort of like humpty-dumpty, I could not possibly put them back together again.  But I will, some day, and I WILL, some day, finish them up.  Then I will need to scour Melissa's IG and blog to figure out how to stitch them down and quilt them, and all that finish work.
Thanks, Melissa, for inviting me to such a fun, creative day, and it was so nice to meet you again!
~ Jodi ~

Log cabin within a log cabin

I took a bunch of great photos of this quilt on the beach, but I'm having technical difficulties and  can't seem to get them onto my blog.

Anyway, I'm sure this has been done before, and you might not be able to see it, but the very center block is a log cabin, and then I continued with wide strips all the way around.  The quilt finishes at about 46" square-ish.  I don't think any of my quilts are ever truly square, and that's all right with me.

The back is all Anna Maria Horner velveteen, which I did not take a picture of, yet.  And I'm going to sell it!  So, if anyone is interested, it's nice and snuggly for a baby girl.  I FMQ'd it in concentric circles. 
More pics to follow, hopefully.
~ Jodi ~

Here are some more pics of this quilt, one of my favorites!
 Matunuck Beach in South Kingstown.

 Love this Anna Maria Horner velveteen.  Soft and warm and luxurious!

 My sister-in-law's beachhouse.  My husband thought we should use it as a backdrop.  Ooookay.