Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Here's my official word on the project:
In designing this quilt for “Behold the Magic Bandana” I was thinking about camping textiles. Plaid was a natural choice and flannel a practical one. Joanna Goss gave me two vintage plaids: the bright orange and a bright blue. These became the foundation for the color scheme. As for the design, I took inspiration from the plaid itself. The concept of intersecting bars and lines is referenced directly from one of the plaid shirts I cut up for the quilt. Following a pattern is a departure for me. I usually piece a quilt with a general plan, but look for organic deviations as design surprises. In this camp quilt, there are only a few deviations in the assembly process. The shirts had to be scrapped together in some cases to make enough fabric to complete the design. In addition, my unscrupulous piecing allows for things to not match exactly and create an overall wonkiness that I cherish rather than reject. I used a peacock blue thread to quilt and unify the piece. By following the lines I accentuated the design. Finally, the backing is a houndstooth pattern reinforcing the woodsy nature of the quilt. The result is a cozy, campy cover-up appropriate for smoky firesides.
I've been piecing and quilting all weekend and today. I need to finish trimming threads and take some photos before I post the final product. I didn't realize how big and heavy it was going to be. I suppose most quilt makers have an idea if not an exact understanding of how big their quilts are going to be before they start. For me it is a total surprise. Anyway this big boy (and it is a boy quilt) will be great at picnics and campfires. Here are some photos (for now) of things that surrounded me while I worked. I apologize if you saw these on Facebook already. I wanted to share to many audiences. Now I've overstated their significance.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Below are obscure pictures of projects that I am working on for the upcoming "Behold the Magic Bandana" show. I can't tell more about them without revealing the theme of the show. So, to build suspense and intrigue. . .
Finally, there is a picture of a recent inclusion with my Etsy orders. I created a card for attaching the pinwheel button which is the secret swag I like to send.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
|Nido, Dot to Dot, and Pinwheel Anna Tent|
|Catnip Beer Bottles, a feline treat|
|My Old Man's favorite, Old Style (also pictured un-favorite, PBR)|
|Promotional Post Cards|
|Cuckoo pillow, Farmer's Market Tote, Bird Ornament|
|Lisa's Love Dish|
|Rag Tag Rugs|
|old Heart Ornaments , but I like the photo|
|Quilt--acting as a sail|
|T-shirts for sale!|
|Soft sculpture beer bottles and a Nido tank|
|Nido Tie-dye socks, shoelaces, Pinwheel Anna Garlands, cards|
|Yarn Bombing Nido's tree. The robin's nest is empty now!|
|other vendors and the Henna table|