Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Do you ever ask a friend, "How did you come up with that idea?"......I love the process!


Have you visited LeeAnn at Nifty Quilts recently....She has an EYE-Candystore open for all to enjoy!.....As always.

I love each new shipment that she shares with us! This corduroy piece is a CELEBRATION! of her. While in Seattle I fell in love with a coloring book of Charley Harper's Birds based on his paintings. I knew one day I would have fun playing with its ideas for little cards, and AAQI quilt or.....Yesterday I received 2 bins of fabric from a work peer and inside....CORDUROY!...would have never been delighted with this gift but....with the announcement of National Corduroy Day in November...the wheels started to roll.

6 hours of Dodgeball + a coloring book + corduroy + LeeAnn's post about birds flocking north and south and to her nest.... Equals a tiny quilt of fun highlighting a part of Seattle fun and the creative process.





Next step in my Valor block for V's Valor quilt at Bumblebeans blog. Getting back to my roots of piecing and away from the glue stick...here it goes! I decided after many different design ideas, to focus on a star in the center and a type of flag emanating from its center. I added 1/2 inch to each piece after making a star template out of paper. I need to add some "made fabric" to the block and figure out how the other border will be constructed with white stripes added in.....Funny how a 12" block can distract me...pressure of wanting to do it well for a fabulous group of quilter ladies and also the significance of what this quilt....Men and women risking and losing their lives for our freedom and loyalty to a cause...What an HONOR to collaborate.

Happy Wednesday, Em

7 comments:

Quilting Yai Yai said...

You valor block is beautiful!
Hugs, Deborah

quiltzyx said...

The Valor block STANDS up well! ;^)

Colleen said...

Now Em, I have to wonder if any other dodgeball moms ever watch the game! With your creativity swirling around I think you could start a class at practice!!! Love your patriotic block too!

Tangos Treasures said...

How fun!!

joe tulips said...

It's great how one thing leads to another, things click, sparks fly and there is a whole new way of looking at something. Pure magic.

Snoodles said...

The Valor block is wonderful, but I keep scrolling back to look at the adorable birds! Love them!

Mary Keasler said...

Leave it up to you to come up with a brilliant idea to combine Charlie Parker and corduroy. Love it love it.