Monday, April 7, 2014

String theory

At the quilt show last  year I bought this bag of scraps that included stings of skinny strips that had been sewn together. My initial impression was to make a wall hanging. Except that, inevitably, I ended up saving my own skinny strips... because a string quilt would be great. Add it to the bucket list.

I have a friend who has made it her goal to be able to pack her life in her station wagen. At the time of that conversation, I knew I had a lot of stuff in my place. I knew there was no way I could pack my life into my new car. To that end, I've been trying not to buy extraneous things, and weed through my life - if something comes, something must go. As for new fabric, I'm trying not to buy any, to use what I have laying around to finish a project [she says as she comes home from this years quilt show with about 8 yards of assorted shirting material...] I did not come home with 8 new spools of ribbon... I'm quite proud of this.

 But seriously. Quilts travel better than fabric. I did buy the grey, to tie it all together; everything else is pulled out of storage or left over from previous projects. This does, however, mean that I am in desperate need of thread. Spools of thread are small though.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

3RQG show 2014

'In the Drink' 22x31 Beth Conlin, PGh, Pa

'Cats having Fun' 70x70, S. Schmeltz, Pgh, Pa

'Cat in the Hat' 60.5x63 S. Schmeltz, Pgh, Pa

"Twinkle, twinkle' 38x51 Lauren Jonkman, Pgh, Pa

'The Little Dipper'  54x 54 Deborah Swoyer, Eighty Four, Pa

'Broken Dishes' 100x110 Kathleen Kucerovy, Pgh, Pa


'Ring of Stars' Sharon Hanson, McKeesport, PA

'Emerald Spring' 84x84 Rita Palic, Monaca, PA

'Earth and twig' 41x43 Gerri Bobnar, Jeannette, PA

'Periodic table' 95x65 Beth Conlin