Monday, July 21, 2014

Michael Miller Petal Pinwheels Challenge quilt

 I belong to the Rhode Island Modern Quilt Guild.  Some of us received Petal Pinwheel fabric from Michael Miller.  We could make anything we wanted, the only requirement was it had to be quilted and we could only use MM fabric, or any solid.  The RIMQG requirement was that we use at least 25 percent negative space.
 I was able to meet those challenges, but the FMQ in the negative space was difficult for me.
 I'm calling the quilt "Fun in the Sun".
I tried to quilt a little pebbly road starting from the bottom and getting smaller as it went up the quilt.  Not sure how it comes across, but, it's done, finally!
I usually quilt with much more space in-between the lines because I like a soft quilt rather than stiff.  This may hang on a wall somewhere, though, so it doesn't really matter.  
Did any of YOU take the Michael Miller Challenge?  If so, I'd love to see what you came up with.
~ Jodi ~

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Another Mystery quilt...

is coming along.  I'm doing a mystery quilt along with Kathryn and friends and sis, at 
And in the background you can see a postage stamp quilt also in the works.
Happy blessed Sunday to you all!
~ Jodi ~

Monday, June 9, 2014

Soy Amado blocks

Two scrappy blocks going to Alison of in the UK for her Soy Amado (you are loved) quilts that she sends to Mexico. Thank you, Alison, for doing this!    

Friday, May 30, 2014

Playing with orphan blocks...

 and trying to achieve a modern look.
 I have quite a number of other random blocks, I don't know how to lay them out, though.  Negative space, sashing, solids?
Here's a pile of other choices.  Also, my right hand, which is in a brace from carpal tunnel surgery I had this past Tuesday.  In two weeks, the left side gets the same treatment.  Not a lot of sewing going on, unfortunately, thus the playing with already-pieced miscellaneous blocks.

How are you all?  I would love to hear what you've been up to!
~ Jodi ~

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I had to pass this along:
Okay, I admit, it's not out of the goodness of my heart, it's to get another chance to win for myself!
Good luck anyway!
~ Jodi ~

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Things we do in bed...

If you live in or near London, this sounds like a very interesting exhibit to check out:

What’s On

Things We Do in Bed
1 April – 31 October 2014
Free with admission to Danson House

Danson House presents Things We Do in Bed, a new exhibition celebrating the historic and contemporary art of quilting. Curated by best-selling novelist Tracy Chevalier.

Unchained Melody, 2013 (by Sue Watters)


Monday, April 14, 2014

I knew when I chose these fabrics that I didn't love them together, but went ahead anyway. Now I'm not sure if I like this quilt or hate it. Thanks to Smith-Appleby House Museum for the setting.

This pattern is a mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter.  Fun but LOTS of pieces and cutting.