Tuesday, February 23, 2010

march - get wonky.

so i took all this fabric

and cut it up....
and sent it out to all of you yesterday...

my inspiration...
is none other than our own alissa.
and this quilt
{which i know a few of you had a part in}

instead of trying to give you directions
without copying hers.

i added details in with your package.
you can add fabric if you think you have something that works
just please don't add any solid white or solid black

a few more inspiration blocks from flickr

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blocks for John

Enjoyed making these! Pulled from my Lush stash a bit just because who doesn't need more featured deer in a Lush quilt?? We all do!!

Bee Imaginative blocks for John

Sunday, February 21, 2010

john's sampler of sorts

at first i was worried about this month.
so open ended...
but once i started.. i couldn't stop!

block 1.. a hexagon.. very true to my style.

block 2... a nine patch.
cause i think all samplers... or modern "dear jane" quilts
need a nine patch.

block 3... a off kilter square in a square
just cause ;-)

i added the teal leaves around the hexagon.
and i'm sending your scraps back.. but not many left!!

i hope you like them!

deer in the attic?

mr gnome just got home to find deer in the attic!

this was lots of fun kerri...
my first little house.

i hope you like it!

Friday, February 19, 2010

march preview

so march is my month.
and it has crept up on me super fast!
i have my fabrics all picked out...

but no idea yet what blocks i want you guys to make!!
so i gotta start thinking.
and fast.
ideas are welcome...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lush squares

I love your fabric choices John!

Here's my first one... I love the deer print, and my piece had almost a whole deer in it, so I cut him (or her!) out, framed it with some extra prints and my favorite green solid and then placed him back into the paint by number forest.

For the second block, I paired the floral Lush print with a piece of Flea Market Fancy and a bit of a solid. A simple one, but I really like how the gray medallions in the FMF print pick up the light blue background of the Lush print.

Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Monday, February 15, 2010

John's Lush Cross Blocks....

Now... I'm not quite sure what my style is??? but I was feeling crosses tonight while playing with your fabrics... hope you approve! :)

Silly shawdow!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Woodland...

John sent a lovely selection of fabric.

My first block is made up of simple strips, examples of which were shown in John's inspiration mosaic.

In the second block I used some of my own Lush stash which I think ties in well with some of the other blocks that have popped up in our flickr group.


I hope you like these John and I can't wait to see your quilt top finished.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rita's Blocks for John

Thanks John!  I loved your "Sky's the Limit" block request and I think I have been true to my own style:

I love modern fabrics combined with simple piecing and this block was such a joy to piece that I made another.  

I have added some of my own solid fabric to this block which I think works well with the Lush fabrics.  These blocks, as well as the leftover scraps, are making their way back across the Pacific Ocean. 

I hope you like them!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lush for John

These are your blocks, John. I added a few of the scraps I had left from Jon's grad quilt and my last Lush selvage as a little thanks for your selvage donations! The blocks are on the way to you today.
Block 1...in the deep, dark forest.
Block 2...deer in the woods, pondering the meadow
Block 3...full moons in the forest

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ryan's February Blocks For John

I made 3 blocks to send to John. Here's what I came up with:

The one block was a direct pull from his inspiration mosaic. Clean lines, clean breaks between the fabric changes. The other 2 were my interpretation of his theme. In one of the blocks I tried to mirror the color card feel of the one print by using raw edge applique to create a series of circles. I was so happy with the way that block came out that I decided to make another, this time placing a "J" in the center.

John said it was OK to pull fabrics from our stash to incorporate so I added some Dandelion in Stone from Patty Young's new Flora and Fauna line and made the "J" out of Denyse Schmidt's Canyon Stripe in New Day from her Hope Valley line. There's even some good size scraps left to send back with his blocks. Hope he likes em!

Happy Saturday,

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This is the house...

that Kate built.

A little behind this month due to a lengthy holiday - sorry Kerri! The little..and it is a tiny house, has been posted off today.


I'm really looking forward to seeing this quilt when it is finished. Given all the other blocks I have seen, I have a sneaking suspicion that it is going to be a show stopper.