Wednesday, February 4, 2015

february 4: raspberry kisses

This quilt has been long in the making. The recipient is my wife's best friend who was the maid of honor in our wedding. I wanted to make her a quilt as both a thank you gift and a birthday present for that year. Well, it's been almost 3 years since we got married and 2 years almost exactly since that birthday, and I've finally started.

I'm using the Raspberry Kiss block tutorial from Wooden Spoon - I'm planning on making both sizes of blocks. I'm going to be making a queen size quilt, all out of blue batiks - the recipient wanted it to look like water. I would need approximately 200 of the large blocks or 400 of the small blocks to make the desired size quilt. Since I'm doing a mix, I'm still not actually sure how many I'll need. I'm planning on having there being an ombre-type effect to show the light and dark in the water. I'm hoping to do a mix of hand and machine quilting in concentric circles.

So far it's just these 3 big blocks, but it's a start!

Monday, January 26, 2015

january 26: long time, no see

That's always the way it is. But with the introduction of instagram into my life, I find myself less and less willing to dedicate time to this space, even though it is missed. The funny thing is, though, a friend stumbled upon this space the other day and then sent me an email about what she'd seen here. She is one of the most beautiful people I know, and the email moved me to tears. But it made me realize that this space was empty. For a portfolio of work it is woefully outdated. So, in an effort to make a half-assed effort, here are some of the things I've done (but only if there's a picture on my phone!).