Daily Archives: June 30, 2013

The Pondscape

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As I said in an earlier post about my upcoming projects, this one was high on the priority list. It has been sitting in a bag in my closet for over a month and half, and I cannot stand the thought of it being there, untouched. I recently pulled it out when I decided it belonged on my priority list! It’s going to be a pond for someone who used to be a neighbor of mine. She and I recently reconnected when I was back in Indiana for my Grandfather’s Funeral, and we’ve been emailing each other for a while now, and I decided this is for her! I had pretty much everything in a 2 by 2 diamond, and now It is slowly being pieced together and it feels sooooooo good to be back on the horse! It is a diamond block, and it is the first time I am working with them. I gave up on the quilt top almost 2 months ago when I became annoyed with the way the diamonds sewed. After a while I remembered I never give up, and I am currently diving back into it! Get it,’ pond’, ‘diving’… Oh well.  Anywho, click below to see more pictures of my work!

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Equal Sign Block

By popular demand, I have decided to post the block design for the Marriage Equality Quilt I did. I have about 10 requests for it, so I hope everyone enjoys it! It is quite simple really, just 7 strips of fabric, and you have a gorgeous quilt block that you can do many things with. I’m even thinking about using it again, but rotating every other block by 90 degrees. I feel like it would add some fun texture to a quilt top!

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Click Below for the block pattern!

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Happy Pride!

This weekend is Gay Pride! So I decided to post a quilt top I made a few months ago for marriage equality!

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I do consider myself rather apolitical, but I was very excited about DOMA being repealed, and that did put a smile on my face in time for gay pride! I really don;t go to the parade or anything like that, because I really don’t consider it that much fun, but for those who do, this quilt op is for you! Cheers mates!

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Mad Men is Inspirational!

As everyone knows, I love Mad Men! I think it is one of the best shows on television, and I love the outfits! In fact, I would even call the outfits on the show inspirational, and here is why.

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Joan is a secretary that climbs the corporate ladder, and becomes one of the essential team members at the firm. Her outfits, are AMAZING! The likes of which I don’t think could ever be outdone! In fact, the picture I chose is the inspiration for a new quilt project! I love the blue dominance, with the hints of purple and green undertones as seen in her blouse. After seeing this, I decided that it will be the color scheme for an upcoming quilt. I know I have a list of upcoming quilts and none of them really fit this color scheme, but I think I will have to add one strictly for Mad Men. I think I even have some light weight upholstery fabric that would match the texture of her dress, as well as some that would match the blouse! I am very excited, and as soon as this episode I’m currently watching is over, I might just have to dig it out!

PS. Everyone should be watching!

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