Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Pete's favorite movie is the perfect title for my camp quilt. I dug really deep in my stash for this one, so there is a fair amount of bad and ugly fabric! I did throw in some good, or I never would have wanted to finish it. I'm really pleased with the end product. It will be perfect to sleep under at quilt camp and Girl Scout camp. (quilt holders: Julia and Josh, the boyfriend)The triangles came from a Keepsake Quilting Y2K collection. In late 1999, I purchased a beautifully packaged collection of 2000 different 4" squares. The project I had planned required 2" squares, so I cut them all down. I used one pile of 2" squares (quilt never completed, mind you), gave away the stack of 2" x 4" rectangles, and kept the other stack of 2" squares. When it came time to cut out this quilt, how smart was I to work out the block size to utilize those squares?

As ugly as some of those fabrics are, they actually do play well together. And they are a part of my quilting history, or my mother's. I blame her for that piece of poly.

Janet and I attended an applique class today with award winning applique artist, Maria Lage. The link will take you to a photo of a quilt that is absolutely incredible in person. She's brilliant at fabric selection. We had a great time, learned a lot and had cake. Happy Birthday, Maria!
I finished my flower when I got home. It's not perfect, but I like it. Now it needs a goldfinch. The pieces are tiny. If I keep going at this rate, I might be done before I see Maria next weekend. I'd like to have it ready for show & tell. Janet chose the cardinal pattern as her first ever applique project. I know she can do it! Everything else will be a piece of cake after this.

We're going to see Drumline Live tomorrow night. We can't wait!



Erin said...

Its stunning, absoltely gorgeous!!! :)

Jackie said...

The good, bad and ugly quilt, is fantastic. The coneflower you made is absolutely gorgeous. I just love taking classes! I hope you get it all finished by next weekend.

Sew Many Ways... said...

This quilt is beautiful...ugly fabric and all. There really isn't any ugly fabric in the world if you can hide it in a quilt like this. Love it!!