February 27, 2013

BRW the 2nd

A test block from BWR the 2nd for the background fabric. So happy to see it works.

Now to write the instructions for the quilt.

February 17, 2013

Liking vs Doing

When scrap piecing, it's interesting to see how fabric in similar colors go together no matter what the genre. The key here, is to use the fabric design scale proportionately to the size of the piece. This 9-patch is 8 1/2" square. Usually I do not worry about whether the stripes or plaids are square when cutting, but, in this piece maybe I should have. The two 3/8" strips appear to be rolling and make my eyes a little crazy and my stomach go wonky.

As for the title - If you like the fabric just do it and make the block. You never know until you do it.

This block just so happens to have similar colours to my new favourite mug.
Do what you like. Like what you do.

February 9, 2013

Quilt Diva Challenge

Another challenge! The members of the Canadian Quilting Association, CQA, put out a challenge to the Board. Now, one of the ladies on the Board, who shall be nameless, has a mind that works in outlandish ways. Therefore, this challenge has taken on a whole new meaning.

JW sent each of us a Quilt Diva by Amy Bradley pattern. We are to make a vest with the quilt diva on the back. Oh gee, do I really want to do this - nopee; the vest now has to be 48" long - oh brother it'll be down to my knees; too lazy to shrink the pattern down - have to go all the way to Staples; do not want another vest - have 15 already; do not want to make the diva herself -  aaahhh, how about being the Diva. So now this vest is being revised. It's also scarry to say that most of the diva outfit is somewhere in my wardrobe.

The CQA Board ladies will be wearing their vests at the CQA conference, Quilt BC in Penticton in May. Follow us on the conference blog or the CQA blog.

February 3, 2013

Dag Nabbit

Ok so I missed Feb 1 and 2 for working on wip's as pledged in the Jan 31 post. But, more than made up for it today. A 12 hour revising the quilt marathon. Pretty well have the blocks re designed. Kept only 3 or 4 in their original design from the 2005 quilt. It's the setting where everything is stuck. I still like this original layout but other layouts created are just as interesting. Maybe a good night's sleep will help.