A Day Off
Some one wrote me that they didn't have hardly any Flea Market Fancy except dotted leaves. I thought what? thats not right! So we're swapping .. here is my swap . great right?
I put it on my new grey. Grey Stone by RJR. Now I love kona like everybody else its awesome. but ash is well, a little ashy. (if you watch Flipping Out you'll think thats funny) I think it has yellow in it, ewww. So I have been on the hunt for a great grey that is light and bright and not Kona Ash. light grey is not easy to find. I am hoping Kona upgrades its selection of greys in the next couple years. Do you use grey? which one do you use? let me know ...
Today I am dilly dallying around and taking some time to play in the studio. Monday is traditionally my day off, and I would love to get back on schedule. I closed the store and am back focused on making something.
The 2 longest blocks are blocks I made in the Summer of Making workshop with Denyse Schmidt. As much as I love the DS style I really don't want to be making/doing copies of her style. I wanted to get from the class a plan for developing my own blocks or working style. The oppurtunity to be around other artists, work, get feedback, and develop a "veiw".
Im using Munki, Liberty, Konas, shot cottons, and of course DS FMF.. Willy- Nilly sent me some charms to go in this quilt top I am developing for my step son. He is working on his masters in fine art (painting) at the Art Institute in Chicago.
Im going to be teaching a new project and need some samples. It takes 2 FQ and two 2.5" strips and either another FQ or batting for the sandwich center. That's what I did in the center there.
Flannel on the back and batting in the center.
Sandwich it together and quilt as desired. In my case I wanted to play and practice with machine quilting on a stationary machine. The ladies I will be teaching will be dropping their feed dogs and free quilting. It takes about 15 minutes to quilt a FQ and 20 minutes to bind. I think they could do something a bit larger maybe with half yards...
I need to crank out a few more samples.
The two on the side are quilts that I was just playing when I made or quilted. That ZigZag was a quilting experiement that for me didn't work but is still a good quilt that could be used. The one on the right was left over blocks...
I think I found them good homes... more on that later.