Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Store Anniversary Sale

On August 1, I will have owned Cotton Fields Quilt Shop in Washington, NC for ELEVEN years!

There's a big sale going on Aug. 1-8.  If you are interested, all the particulars are on my store blog.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Peppermint Pinwheels

The colors I chose don't look much like peppermint, but that's the name of the pattern in the book.  I finished the two blocks that I made using the leaf print fabric.  Fun and easy.

I'm planning on making some sort of small composition with just these two blocks.  I needed to audition some fabric.  

I just LOVE this book!  There will be more "Peppermint Pinwheel" blocks in my future and at least one more pattern in the book that I plan to explore.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Slowly but Surely

Remember this one?

It started as woven strips.  Then I designed the overlay to expose as much of the "weaving" as I could.  NOW it's finished!  I added red zigzag around all of the green edges, some red paint, and quilted with yellow thread.  I finished the facing this week.  It's title is "Now and Venn".

The weaving began as an exercise at our "Artrageous Quilters" meeting.  We were challenged to make something and bring it to the next meeting.

At that next meeting, we made leaf prints, using real leaves and acrylic INK (not paint, not dye).

I printed one fat quarter of muslin that day.  It has been sitting around ever since, waiting for inspiration.

Last night, I decided to try out another pattern from Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shaw.  (I am a huge fan.)  I found a batik to pair with it, that had similar colors and a leafy design!  I cut and sewed, cut and sewed.

The fat quarter was only enough to make two blocks like this.  I need to press each section, trim and sew.  Fun to do, I will explore this pattern again. Wonder how long it will take me to get things ready for the next showing here?