A Day Off

IMG_1834 by you.
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.
WIP by you.
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.
blankies by you.
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.
Quilter Rock!

8 comments:

SophiaAster said...

I love Bella Solids gray. I buy it by the bolt!

Cheryl Arkison said...

No grey recommendations, but I want to echo your DS comments.

Quilting with Pugs said...

I've only used a bit of gray in my neutral quilts. It was a stunning addition. I'll have to keep the color in mind and try to use it.

fabricartist21 said...

Heh there please let me know if you find any nice quiet,cool grey as I have looked for years. I love Kona cotton but they are lacking in some shades of colors.

jacquie said...

i'm so with you about the grey...i haven't found one i like. i know what you mean about finding your own style...with all the inspiration out there it's a bit overwhelming sometimes.

fabricartist21 said...

Did you ever find that special grey that you wanted. Let me know where ok?

Sarah said...

ohh I will have to look for that grey it would be awesome to sash between fmf

Janice said...

OMG! I've been boring everyone I know with talk about how hard it is to find a good grey, that isn't greenish grey, or blueish grey, or taupe! I feel so vindicated to find someone who knows what I'm talking about! You've made my day!