Quilt #2 Back and Basting

Last night we finished the quilt back and pin-basted the quilt. I say we because both those steps still require some hand-holding. The fabric for the back is V and Co. Simply Color Metro Ombre in lime green. With Maureen’s help we were able to match both pieces on the back so the ombré color shading effect matches.

Road to California 2013

We went to Road to California today. It was enjoyable. There wasn’t enough modern vendors/exhibited quilts but that’s to be expected. There were a few quilts I really liked: No trip to a quilt show can be complete without a trip to Julie Herman’s (Jaybird Quilts) booth. I can’t leave before getting some verbal abuse […]

Gwen Marston lecture

On Saturday Maureen attended a class taught by Gwen Marston. She enjoyed the class and loved Gwen. She was right to do so. On Sunday we attended a lecture by Gwen. She was a great lecturer and a fun person. Gwen talked about her quilting style, her thoughts on the modern quilt movement, and showed us a […]

Name tag VMQG challenge

Our modern quilt guild’s challenge for January, due on Monday, was to create a name tag. A handful of MQGs are doing (or have done) a name tag challenge. I have a pragmatic reason for championing this challenge: I can’t remember people’s names. I wanted mine to look like the sticky name tag we’ve all […]

January 1st

It’s January first and I’m sitting in my kitchen, taking a break from cutting strips of fabric for my next project. We’ve been watching The Twilight Zone marathon on TV; watching the marathon is as close to a holiday tradition as we have here. I’ve come up with a few resolutions for 2013 (in no […]