Sunday, July 8, 2012

What's that on my design wall?


I was just going to show the progress of the shirt quilt, but decided not to crop out the small quilt next to it.  More about it next.  I added more shirt blocks with strips from the green and blue box.  I made the cuts in the opposite direction to add more interest.  When Tom saw it, he asked if I was going to use some of the other colors of plaids I have collected.  I stubbornly stated that I only wanted to use the blue ones.  Now, I am wondering it I could add some of the red and orange ones.  I don't have as many, so they would be just here and there.  I may make some up tomorrow and see what I think.  I really like the liberated nature of these blocks so far.
The little piece next to the shirt blocks is from my International Round Robin.  This block has had three participants so far.  After I add my touch, there will be one more before it goes back to its original creator.  This is a very creative and talented group of quilters.  We each have different styles, and that adds so much to the pieces.  We also do a fair amount of communicating with each other if we have concerns about what we are thinking of adding.  That is working very well for me.  If you want to see the other pieces in this round robin, hop over to our flickr page and take a look.

I am really enjoying these glorious Northwest summer days.  Tomorrow, I get to spend some time with Bella, and I am looking forward to that.  Tuesday, it is back to the studio.  The creative juices seem to be starting to flow again.  It has been a long dry spell.
Joyful quilting, everyone.

7 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Glad to see your creative juices are flowing again!! Have fun with Bella and enjoy the NW summer days - it's hot hot hot here!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I really like those shirt blocks. Enjoy your Bella time.

Kathie said...

I love these shirt blocks I may have to try this block in fabrics I have in my scrap baskets....
I love the idea of adding the other colors and they being scattered thru out the quilt...
keep going! can't wait to see more on Wed?
Kathie

Snoodles said...

I like the shirt blocks and the round robin piece, too! Have fun with Bella!

Sharon said...

I think your plaid shirt blocks look great! What fun! Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Your RR is looking wonderful!

I think we can say summer is here in the NW finally. Too hot and humid yesterday, but today was perfect!

I'm having a giveaway on my blog: indigothreads.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

Studied the progressions on your RR flickr page.
Yes, a very creative, talented group! Beautiful work.

sheila 77 said...

Your checks are looking good. I think I'm with Tom in wanting to try some other check colours - maybe it'll work, maybe it won't.
And what's that Round Robin piece -ah ha!