Saturday, July 30, 2011

What Tickles my Fancy?

Hmmm I know what you might be thinking but...  Our guild is using this as a challenge.  After going thru many ideas I kept coming back to what is something I love to do, will go out in all sorts of weather to do, will be competitive doing, will go to odd places and put my hand into or under rocks and such - you guessed it (or maybe not) - Geocaching.  If you don't know what this is - stay tuned and see how I turn this into a quilt. 
If you really want to know more go to www.geocaching.com to learn about it.  See you thought I was going to do something related to sewing or fabric - too predicatable.

Modern Flowers - Dresden's

The Dresden's are finished for now.  After making several and trying out different edges this is my final composition.  I attached all by hand and in the future will quilt more on the actual flowers and maybe add some embellishments.  The background has already been quilted with a variegated thread in leaves.  I am happy with it for now.  I'll be teaching the methods for making the flowers at the Quilted Fox www.Quiltedfox.com this fall in two sessions.  Should be fun to see what people make and do with their own creations.  An oldie turned new.

It really is square but is pinned on top of something else.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I won a gift certificate

Modern Quilt Guild was making X blocks for charity and I won a $20 Sew Mama Sew sewmamasew.com gift certificate.  So... I picked out a fat quarter bundle called Happy Mochi Yum Yum in greens.  I think I like the name as much as the fabric. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bristlecone Pine

Can you see the textures here?  This tree sits at 10,000 feet above Cedar Breaks.  It is probably hundreds of years old.  Amazing lines and textures. 

Colors & Textures in Utah

Utah is one of those fabulous places where the colors, the sky, the textures are so different from what I am used to here in the humid, wet midwest.  These pictures are from Cedar Breaks, just above Zion and not too far from Bryce.  We are at 10,000 feet elevation.  Amazing.  My spot of worship.