I'm working on a quilt that I am afraid might take me years. I saw this pattern Curvy by Mark Lipinski in the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting magazine. May June 2013 issue.. I was intrigued by it. And decided right then and there I wanted to make it. I have been collecting Marcia Derse fabrics for years now. I finally have a purpose for them. Right now I have made strip pieces and have cut out 7 curved pieces from the strips. I have 280 curved pieces to now sew together. ( see the photos below) Thank goodness retreat is coming up this month. That is only one of my projects.
I am also working on putting the finishing touches on my dog and cat postcards for Houston.
I am starting a new quilt with the latests Tula Pink fabrics called Acacia. I fell in love with the Racoons..
I am also taking along a strip quilt I want to make. It is in the book Strip Therapy 9 and it is on the cover. For you locals that book is available at Patched Works in Elm Grove. My favorite quilt shop!! It uses bali pops and then a background fabric. Patched Works also carry beautiful Bali Pops.
And then my final project I am taking along is making a Star Table Runner by Common Bias Quilting . (See my star below) I met Susan up at a show in Minoqua ( in August) and she challenge me to make a star by the time I see her in Madison ( in Sept.).. I made it and I loved the technique using her easy templates. The stars float on the surface of the quilt.
So why am I writing all of this. I think I am turning into a traditional quilter!! Just kidding. I love doing both but, right now I have been in the piecing mode. And of course these projects are easier to take on retreat than an art quilt. As far as my art quilts go I am starting one for a challenge with West Suburban Quilt Guilds Show March 14 and 15th 2014. I know just what I am going to make. Remember that photo with the squirrel in the popcorn container? Let me refresh your memory ( see below)
I couldn't end this post without reminding you that it is Breast Cancer Awareness month.. Please be sure to take the time ( both women and men) to do a self exam or get your mammogram. I'm happy to have celebrated 16 years cancer free this summer. All because I did a self exam. And that was a long time ago before they were really promoting self exams. Remember I was only 39 at the time. So start early!!
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