Saturday, February 9, 2013

Que Sera, Sera

The top of the quilt for Julie's daughter is done...  There is something I really love about making a quilt without a plan.  But then I guess that was my plan.  The colors are joyful and I like the random mix of blocks dancing in the pink camo-like sashing. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Just Paper... Just Amazing

People can be so clever.  Check out this link to view Li Hongbo's incredible sculptures made of paper. I love how his inspiration came from toys... toys are so under-rated.  Enjoy and go then go play.  :)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Too Something

Detail (Isn't the brown on white fabric fabulous?)
This quilt began with an obsession with the brown on white print that is the background.  I love love love that fabric.  I can't remember who designed it, but I remember it is interior design weight and was pricier than the rest of the fabric in the store... (Fairbanks, AK is where I found it).

Later I was home with my stash and this fabulous print... and trying to figure it out.  I added the bubbly black print... then used the colors of the bubbles to build the rest.  I like the quilt... but I expect quilt love when I'm done.  I don't know how to describe that, but these are the quilts I want to cuddle in on the couch and the prints just make me happy.  Then for the first time ever I had enough of a miscommunication with my fabulous longarm quilter... that the wrong fabric ended up on back.  I'm actually fine with what was used... because the top is just... meh.

Dark, fall/winter, dreary, cluttered looking.  I did not nail this by any stretch of the imagination.  I even saw it as I was making it but still didn't manage to avert this quilt pileup and now it is a finished meh quilt.  Sigh.
The wrong backing... but it kind of works.

Fine... but not what I had hoped.
It is nice... just not my happy palette that I would prefer to be around.  Where are the happy days of Red Light Green Light quilts that Kate is wrapped in?  Better luck next time.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ugly Quilts

Ugly quilts,  we all make 'em.  If your lucky you destroyed the evidence... for me they usually sit in my UFO pile.  I think I made this when I hadn't slept enough and was looking at Kaffe Fassette's daring adventures in pattern that seem too much but just works likes a perfect balsamic vinegar electrifying the palette - but really too much vinegar is horrid and that is what this is.  Too much.  The only reason I'm saving it is I think if I chop it into smaller blocks and offset them with a solid block which might just save it... I really do like all these fabrics on their own but right now it is horrid.