Friday, June 1, 2012

Color Palette Challenge

Here's the block I made out of the colors for this month's challenge. I'm making the same block for each month and will put them together into a quilt at the end of the year. See a couple of my other blocks here and here.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Design Wall Monday

I have 3 things on my design wall this week: two blocks and a little dress. The first block is for Judy's color challenge. I'm making the block each month with the month's colors and at the end of the year, will make a quilt out of all the blocks.

The second block is for a retreat I'm going on in a couple of weeks to McCloud CA. About 15 of my quilting buddies go every year to the mountains of far northern California to enjoy a break from the Valley heat and to bask in the pines. We rent all the rooms in the McCloud Merchantile, a 100-year old (but updated) establishment where each of the wonderful rooms has a different theme catering to historical figures of the area. The enormous workroom is where about 30 quilters gather for 3 days of sewing, eating and fun! One of the fun things we're asked to do is make a block (this year it's a 9" finished made out of any color batik and white), put it up on the wall, then we have a drawing and someone wins them ALL! I really like the way this one turned out.

This cute little dress is for my daughter's best friend's daughter--turning 2 next month. She loves Sesame Street, especially Elmo, and she asked me to make a birthday dress with rick-rack. I asked her measurements: 10" across the shoulders, 19" chest and 18" from the base of her neck to her knees--Hee-hee--how tiny!! I think she'll really like this!

Take a look at what all the other creative quilters are making on Judy's blog.