Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Snowy Day in Ithaca

I went to bed and it was Spring this morning it was Winter again. Some pics taken on the old rail bed trail that runs behind J's place.

There was a cheesy tourist t-shirt at the grocery store that said 'Ithaca is Gorges.' I have to agree, and I might need that shirt to add to my silly tourist t-shirt collection :)

WiP Wednesday!

I am spending the week with Lady J in Ithaca, along with all of the critters. This is JB keeping an eye on things. He and Levi will have to jockey for that role in the studio in the future.

The bin of a quilt in progress.

The constructed blocks for the latest commission.

One of nine large nine patch sections that will be constructed quilt-as-you-go. I have to finish piecing these large nine patches and then the backs, then the quilting fun begins!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Harvest Table Wares

Below are napkins and the beginnings of a table runner for the Lady J and her harvest table.

They are reversible and very bright!

I think they will look fab on the table and can't wait for a dinner party!

Another angle.

The top of the table runner. I just need to get some placemat batting and backing and binding to finish it up.

Up close.

Solids and ... Blocks

This is the start of a king size quilt for my friends M+M. The majority will be solids, but I am putting some different prints in too. The inspiration came from Silly Boo Dilly and I am quite excited about it!

A few improv blocks to get started.

A few more...

Here are some of the blocks laid out with some all print blocks interspersed. I will post an image of the concept that I drew up in Illustrator.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Magic Mail

I arrived home from Ithaca to three packs of fabric! This is all for my next big commission. A king size quilt in solids. I am really excited to get going on it! I have a lot of freedom on this one and am very happy to be working with a solid palette.

Keep posted for updates on this one!

New Fab for the Stash

I spent most of the last week in Ithaca with the fabulous Lady J and when we were driving around downtown I did a rubber neck at a little shop with a handmade sign and wonky letters in the window. It was a little boutique craft shop called Homespun, and it was a gem! I am not a knitter, but it made me wish I was!

There was a great selection of knitting and quilting books, lots of needle sizes, buttons, fabric! I indulged in some Hope Valley, and some of Ty Pennington's new line, most of it is for yet to be planned projects, but the pinky-reds are going to be napkins. I think the rich colour will be gorgeous on the harvest table.