Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Little Bit of This...

I haven't blogged much lately because I've been trying to quilt my ginormous wonky square quilt! It's slow going since there are 81 blocks, but steady. I'm outlining the two squares, plus one detail in the center square, like the pear, above and the bird, below.

I have managed to make my squares for Cancer is Sew Done, i'll be sending those off tomorrow. As I expected, they were a nightmare for a hand sewer, as I had to cut off all my knots and re-knot them after cutting out the circles, and now I can't zig zag them raw-edge to the backgrounds, so I'm asking the moderators to do that.

I got paid for the Japanese wonky square commission quilt I finished lately, so I made a trip to Austin's coolest, hippest fabric store, Stitch Lab and picked up these beauties. I "needed" them so I can make some more of the red and aqua gnome homes. Stitch Lab is the coolest because they have Japanese Kei dots (pink and blue below) which are like the Amy Butler full moon dots, but smaller, and because they have Echino in person! I've never seen them in person before, only online. I didn't buy any though, they are too expensive and the repeat is too large for me. I am a scrapper, I'd have to have a project in mind to buy a huge piece.

Oh! And they had this weird fabric, Edgie Veggies by Michael Miller. It's totally not my usual style, but I just couldn't walk out without some! I really like the eggplant and the kale (?) he's talking to. Two questions: why are there apples on a veggie print? And what the heck is in the pear's mouth? ;)



Brenda said...

what is the name of that pear fabric? I'm doing a challenge where we need to make two blocks inspired by "pear". great baby quilt, and great ginormous quilt too!

Cheryl Arkison said...

That veggie fabric reminds me of "There's a Party in my Tummy" from Yo Gabba Gabba.

mallorymurray said...

The pair fabric is Alexander Henry but I don't know the name of it ... I made a baby quilt using that as my inspiration once. I love your fabric choices - so pretty and happy!

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Wendy said...

Its going to take you a while to quilt that huge quilt, but so worth it!
That is the weirdest veggie print I've ever seen! Glad you bought it, its really fun - what are you going to do with it? Would be cute summer napkins -