Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Project Improv.

After finishing my Equilibrium quilt, which was very geometric and precise, I was in the mood for something different.
Inspired by the color scheme on this shopping bag, 

 I set to work on an improv quilt.
I used inspiration from a this quilt, which I made for my son just over a year ago.

This time,however, I did not use a ruler to cut the strips.  Just my rotary cutter.
This resulted in a much more organic collection of strips.
As with my son's quilt, I made 3 blocks per row, using about 15 strips per block.
I added a little twist to one row...

and another...
For the back of the quilt, I'm thinking of using just the hot pink.  The question that remains is: what color thread should I use?
I made a sample and tested some pink thread.

And then tested a soft gray:
This is what it looks like in the back:

Which color thread do you vote for?

Thursday, February 23, 2012


My 'Equilibrium' Quilt is being featured as the 'Inspiration of the Week' over at the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild's website!

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Sneak Peek...

Here's a sneak peek into a special project I'm working on with some students from my daughter's elementary school:

More to come!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Equilibrium: A Finished Quilt


 [ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uhm]:a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces (source)
Or, the quest for...emotional stability, persistence, spiritual fulfillment...(source).
We all need some of that!  And that's how I was feeling as I put the final hand sewn touches to my newest quilt.