Friday, February 25, 2011

diamond jack: the grand finale

my sister had her baby last week, and i hopped a plane to texas to see my new nephew over the long president's day weekend. i gave him all the things i've been making over the past few months, and i'm positive he was impressed, mistakes and all!

here's his namesake quilt.


i quilted with bright red thread in long diagonal lines.


and the back. 


as you may (or may not!) have noticed, i haven't been as webily active as i was a couple of months ago. i've found it pretty hard to balance work, dinner, friends, projects, traveling, family...life! i mean, it's an effort to put time into everything as it is, toss in a 40+ hour quilting project and blogging about it, and i'm toast.

but i'm trying to get better. and being part of a community helps motivate me, so thanks to all of you out there who prove to be constant sources of encouragement and inspiration.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bridget Riley Squared

i made my first quilt square ever. it's for the NY Metro Mod Quilt Guild meeting tomorrow morning, which will be another premiere.

the february challenge was to make a quarter circle, 8.5" square, incorporating prints and solids. any color, size and number of arcs. 

inspiration for my square came from a giant bridget riley print i have hanging in my apartment. riley experimented with lines and color and became well-known for her graphic work as part of the op art movement in the 60's. i find her art to be the perfect quilting muse. 

here's my quilt square:




here's my riley print:

and here's to a good meeting tomorrow morning!