Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Zig zag quilts are all over the Internet recently and I just happen to need another baby quilt and a "quick" class project. This one is straight off the freebie list on www.allpeoplequilt.com I really like the simplicity of the directions and just might have to do the adult version. Try it. You'll like it!
Monday, August 20, 2012
I'm in the mood for gray. It is peaceful,quiet and varied in lights, darks and mediums. It is in the neutral category and has great texture properties.I have learned that nothing is black and white in life and there are always shades of gray ( even before the book). Gray reminds us of clouds, stone and ageing. Loving color, I could not resist adding a little spice in the border and again in my paper pieced strips ( courtesy of a new fabric marker by Sharpie called Stained). This 15 x 15 inch wall piece will also be a class project. So add some gray to your stash.
Friday, August 10, 2012
This will be our first class project when we return in the fall. I found making the background all one color created a more contemporary quilt, and of course is faster. For those who do not know, a traditional tessellation would have another color in the background so that each block intersects with each other. Blue is my second favorite color. It is very calming, and reminds us of the ocean and the sky, both very calming to look at. While my background appears grey, it is black and white. Hopefully when I post the completed top with its border, you can see the crispness of the background. Did you know financial institutions use blue in their advertisements as it also represents stability and trust? Now those are two words I'm not sure I would associate with the banks of today. Happy Quilting!