Saturday, June 23, 2012

"Poseidon's Epic Adventure" Wins a Ribbon at NQA

I am too busy with a family visit right now to enjoy any creative time by myself, but imagine my surprise when I opened the boxes from the NQA show with my returned quilts!

Poseidon won a ribbon!  For Most Effective Quilting!

"Poseidon's Epic Adventure"

20" by 20"

Here is a detail shot showing the wind blowing on Poseidon.

And for Beth, the backside:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lotsa Blocks

My design wall today holds lots of blocks from  Susan Briscoe's book: Japanese Taupe Quilts.  

I'm still not doing the taupe thing with them, though.  

I had hoped to finish these blocks for this post, but life intervened and this is as far as I got.

To visit other design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 2012 BOM Pics

First up:  a finish!  But not by me.  This beauty is by Lori Maglio.  She kindly allowed me to photograph it and post it here.  I really like the unusual colors she chose -- I think that some of those are Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  

 And these are the blocks for May -- mine are the two in the bottom right.  This is Kasuri niju kaku -- Kasuri double square.

These are Yottsu masu or Four Square Measures.  My two are the second from the left in each horizontal row.

And I've started another cherry blossom appliqué for a bag for my daughter.  Ssshhhhh...

Lori is part of the group I meet with once a month at Mill House Quilts.  We're doing the blocks in Susan Briscoe's book: Japanese Taupe Quilts.  You can purchase it from my friend Cathy at Quilting Books Unlimited.  Her toll free number is: (877) 315-7130 and she regularly offers "friends of karen" discounts -- which apply to anyone reading my blog.  Just ask -- Cathy is very accommodating!

Monday, June 4, 2012

June Design: COLOR!

 This first Monday in June has my design wall sporting all of the blocks I've made for the 2012 BOM group so far.  --Excepting the ones I used for the bag (here).

 I recently dyed these luscious colors and added a few bits from my stash to make the blocks for April and May.

I'm adding these lovelies from the "Summer O' Turquoise" dyeing and planning some free-form pieced blocks.

Left is a closer look at the April and May blocks.  Not sure about the turquoise/orange/yellow one in the center left, but maybe it will settle down and play nicely with its friends.

To see other design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.