212:The Big E-asy…
Thought I would start off with a pile of fabric to entice you into reading this post….did it work? I can’t believe I have written in here since the 14th! What a bad blogger I am ….actually just a very busy one. In late January, the Michael Miller Fabric company asked me to make a quilt for their new line the Big E collection (I would have links here, but it looks like the MMF site is down at the moment…so I will try to come back and add the links when I get the chance) They wanted it pretty fast, and as usual, I thought I could get it done fast, but couldn’t. (thanks for being so gracious, Christine at MMF….) but it is done now, and the pattern should be available on their site soon. I will let you know when it is actually up.
Here are just a few pix of the process I usually go through….sketches in my quad composition book…I LOVE these books for sketching quilt designs in. I don’t know why, I just do…they aren’t often “big” enough, but I like the hard covers and the gridded pages.
And here is some playing, experimenting, etc.
And here is the quilt top before quilting. I am pretty sure that I didn’t get pictures of it quilted. And after I finished the binding, I needed to send it off straight to New York City to the MMF offices. So this is all you get until the pattern comes out online. I will link to it from here too on the Downloads page.
When I first started it, I thought….oh, this is going to be too busy again, but I think it came out with a nice mix of an old-fashioned, yet tragically hip look to it….oh, and yeah, I named it the Big E-asy Quilt cause it is pretty easy, and the collection is called the Big E collection. …..yeah, kinda Ch-EE-sy I know, but that’s kinda how I roll sometimes. Ask Linda, she’ll roll her eyes in silent-shaking-her-head-agreement….
I am now trying to wrap up a big quilt from a Paula Prass collection for a magazine, and as usual, I bit off more than I could chew with it. It is a big quilt all in 60 degree triangles, and it is very time-consuming. I love and hate it at the same time right now. I know when it is done, I will like it. It is coming along well, but I am already bored with the piecing and there are over 1000 triangles in this baby. I just want it done. I think I get that way more when the fabric is all from one collection, but I dunno. I will show you some sneak peeks at the scraps from that project later. Since it is magazine bound, I can’t reveal any more about it here……but it will be pretty nice in my humble opinion.
Lots going on this week too….Dinner with this famous guy on Thursday….and more that I can’t even talk about yet…..but hopefully soon….wish I could stay in Blog land longer tonight, but I gotta get working on a writing up a pattern for a book by above mentioned famous guy that I will tell you more about later too…..so stay tuned…….
Thanks for droppin’ by the Blue Nickel, my friends……
Keep happy, Keep sewing!