Thursday, February 24, 2011

This is love

The Bible says, "We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us."  If quilting had a Bible, it would say "We know what real love is when we receive handmade quilts using multiple, non-coordinating licensed prints."

This quilt attests to the fact that I love my dad.  He requested a quilt showcasing all of the Detroit sports teams (except the Red Wings).  If you are not from the Detroit area, let me show you what this entails.  They don't match at all!

And it translates to this with licensed prints (the Tigers don't have licensed cotton prints).

After some serious procrastinating I had a conversation with Julie who suggested using solids only - brilliant!  I saw this photo on Flickr, which is actually quite similar to the rough idea I had in mind already, so I went with it.

I now present you round 1 - Detroit Lions blocks.

I think they actually look pretty good!  We'll see how this goes once the other three color groups are mixed in.

Monday, February 21, 2011

How to Maintain a Boring Blog

I often have mental goals of where I would like to be on a project when I plan posts.  Unfortunately, since things always take longer than I hope, this tends to lead to a boring blog.  For example, I currently have 8 blocks completed for the Toyko subway quilt and have been holding off posting until I have 9 for awhile now.  I just wanted to have the nice completed square!  So here you have it - the 8 finished blocks!

I'm loving how this looks.  It's so geometric and me.  :)  It's a shame these blocks are so time consuming.  It really makes it difficult to gain motivation and momentum to finish this quilt.  I had a goal to finish one a week that I was able to meet a couple weeks, but then I fell off the bandwagon.  I have 8 of 25 done - not even halfway there.  Sadness.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Alternate Uses for Quilts

Indoor, candlelight picnics with Thai carryout and sparkling wine.  Yum.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Softer Solids?

Is it just me or does it seem like Kona solids are now made from higher quality fabric?  This may not be a recent change (I haven't purchased solids for months), but this stack of fabric I just purchased seems softer and less coarse than other solids already in my stash.  Has anyone else noticed this as well?

Edit:  I also just noticed they're more expensive too.  Boo hiss!