Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Desdemona's Top Is Finished

At long last ... it is finished!!

Photos later

Friday, March 7, 2008

Ugly Challenge

So the Prez issued a challenge. She got tired of hearing us all piss and moan about fabrics we "hate."

Oh I can't use "that," we all say ... it's too yucky. So she told us all to get a fat quarter of something we hate and bring it in to our meeting on Monday. Tell everyone what's so horrible about it ... then do something with it to make it un-horrible. More palatable, I think was what she said.

Here are the fabrics Jennifer and I chose:

Jenn's is from Robyn Pandolph's Empress Woo's line (which we normally love):

Ross says it looks like faded wallpaper in the diningroom of an old house from the 1920's ... I say it looks like an old hobo stumbled into that dininroom and took a pee on the wall. Jenn says we're both right. UGH!

No one had anything to even say about this ... it just made us all shudder:

Really! Who makes confectionary cupcakes into fabric. I think I might puke. But that might improve it. Double UGH!

Pathways of Peace - the final version

I never posted the end photo of what my challenge quilt looks like. Here it is for all posterity:

Baby Quilts ... gotta love 'em

Ohhh ... there's not much I love more than planning a new baby quilt. Truly ... they just jazz me.

So I've got a new one in the works ... it's based on this:

I'll be using fabrics primarily from Native Arts by Robert Kaufmann ... because they just feel like the right mix for this particular baby, the culture s/he'll be coming from and growing into.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Ready to Quilt

I'm watching the SuperBowl and sandwiching this puppy. I had Ross photograph it. Obviously there have been some design changes. But the basics have remained the same. The title is Paths of Peace.

Here's the preliminary description that I'm using:

This quilt is an interpretation of the Golden Mean. The background is done in browns, greens and blues to represent earth, air, water and plants. The pathway to the center of God's eye is done in hand prints to indicate both travel and working together. The cross is in purple. For me the pathways to happiness lie in some form or other in the journey towards God. I find peace in working with others finding glimpses of His Kingdom. The hands are all different colors to signify racial, sexual, theological and other reconciliation ... the pathways to peace, the journey to God.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Moving On Now

Okay ... now for design number 2. The first was too cluttered. So I took out all the tree bits and put in a sapling. I'm still not entirely happy. But I'm going to start cutting fabric strips today for the background which will be like this this background.