Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Finished Quilt

Hello all!

Big news... I finally managed to finish up the Kelp Quilt!
kelp quilt

Even bigger news....
The Kelp Quilt is going to be part of the The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2012! The showcase includes 33 quilts will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston and travel in 2013 to various International Quilt Festival and Market sponsored shows.
Kelp Quilt

Here's a picture with the names of the bee members next to the strip they made!  Your names are all listed in the information I submitted with the quilt, as is Bernie, who quilted this for me.
kelp quilt with bee members identified

Awesome, right?

You know what's not awesome?  I still owe Yahaira a block!  :::hides under sewing desk:::

Monday, February 6, 2012

jacquie's block

quilt block from jacquie

I noticed jacquie didn't post the beautiful block she sent me, so I thought I would do it for her. I love the way it came out! thank you!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lucienne Day Block

This was a tough one. I found Yahaira's inspiration very inspirational. In fact, I didn't know where to start. I also found myself wanting to make an entire quilt as opposed to one block. In fact, I will definitely be making a quilt inspired by Lucienne Day one of these days. So much eye candy.

One of the best things for me was searching for more images. When you see the designs in context you see the scale of them. I loved that. These aren't quiet designs. They are large and bold.

Thank-you Yahaira, for pointing me, us, in this direction.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Beatnik Quilt

Cheers all! Here are my blocks so far! I'm going to get working on this soon! I'd love to see progress shots of your quilts as well... Robin

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Block for Blair

I had a lot of fun putting this block together...perhaps too much fun as it is not the appropriate dimensions and I'm out of fabric. Ruh-roh. Well, I have faith that you, Blair, can figure out a way to work it into your quilt top or just slap it on the back!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fireplace block for Blair

I love the wonderful horizontal lines in Blair's inspiration fireplaces.   This block is already on its way to you, Blair!

I can't wait to see how you put them all together!

Monday, May 16, 2011

a lucienne day quilt


sorry for the delay in my post! I was up against migraines, last minute projects, and blogger outages. it also took me a while to figure out how much fabric to send (hopefully I sent out enough!).

shopping the stash

I went back and forth on what I wanted this quilt to look like. after looking at way too many websites, lucienne day's prints kept calling to me. I love her use of shapes and pattern repeats. they are a little quirky, unexpected, and still very modern. all features I want in a quilt.

I'm sending everyone a selection of solids. there will either be a brown or grey fat quarter in your stack, please use this for your background. I'm keeping things a little vague because I want to see your interpretation of these shapes and, almost, random patterns. I would like 20" blocks with shapes floating about. you can use whatever techniques you'd like. have fun with this!

if I didn't send enough fabric let me know and I can try to find more in the stash. or you are welcome to add any solid scraps you have that you think work with these colors.