Monday, November 22, 2010

not Pringles....

At the last meeting of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, we had a lovely day of just sewing! It was super fun and there were lots of snacks and goodies, as it was our last meeting of the year and sort of our "holiday party". Lots of people came by my table to see what I was up to.  They saw the piles of yellow circles from my previous post and thought that the heat n'bond circles were Pringles. They soon figured out what I was doing.  I took off the backing from each of 180 circles, and stuck it to a yellow circle. Then I ironed them all down to the background.  I added some sashing and I have a quilt!

I'm working on quilting it now and it is coming together REALLY well.  I am really loving it, even though I don't normally make up my own pattern, or use grey, or use yellow.  There will be more to see when I finish!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A process post...

I've decided to enter the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge 1.  It requires that you make a quilt inspired by a photo. I won't show the photo, but I'll show you the progress here.

It involves 180 of those little heat n'bond circles and 180 of those little yellow circles.  For the fabric it helped a lot that I had one of those rotary compass cutters so I could do 4 perfect circles at a time.  The paper I traced out while I was on the airplane and cut when I got home. I'll show more progress as they get added to their background.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Amy is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival again, and I am happy to enter this quilt into the show. I've shown it before but I really do love it.
overhead of "block party" quilt

This is a quilt I made for my friend's wedding.  They got married last year, and I sent it a few weeks before their wedding.  I don't send out all my quilts for longarm quilting, but I'm glad I did with this one. There is no way I could have done those perfect concentric circles!

Here is a close up:
Detail of "Block party" quilt

They really loved it, and it went perfectly with their living room decor. It's based on a pattern by Jason Yenter called "Block Party".  It was a lot of work but definitely worth it!