Monday, December 14, 2009

Martha's One Block Wonder-ful

This is my friend Martha's One Block Wonder quilt! It is so exciting! I love it. It is like a Millefiori design. Doing one block over and over would be a challenge for me, but I want to give it a try, maybe. Of course if I can only assembly line a small bunch of them, I am sure I can figure out a way to use them! Each OBW quilt I see is different and almost painterly. The panel in the center of the back is the original fabric she used for her blocks....everything the book says you shouldn't use. Yes, Martha is a rebel!
Yesterday found me traveling (last minute) with my friend Sandy to a dinner theatre in Pennsylvania. The Riverside Inn is an old Victorian hotel. Very quaint. Excellent play called The Bench, referencing 2 husbands waiting for their wives in a mall at Christmas time. Sandy continues to improve after chemo & the brain surgery this past year. Christmas Eve is her birthday so with her family I will celebrate!
I have learned:
  1. Old friends. Nice to reminisce with someone that knew you before life made you.
  2. SEW Somerset & Art Quilting Studio are out. Great inspiration.
  3. Kindness impresses me. Thanks Jody.
  4. KoolAid dying, another quick hit of creativity. Pour a pack or two in water, toss in woolly bits, nuke a few minutes and in less than an hour, gorgeous colored fabrics.
  5. Do cigarette's really have jet fuel as an ingredient? Yes. And over 600 other toxins & poisons. I learned this attending my niece, Darcy's, graduation from D.A.R.E. this morning.


Priscilla Kibbee said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Anonymous said...

The quilt is lovely, but the ingredients in ciagrettes really was an eye opener.

bingo~bonnie said...

ooough I love the bright colors in this one!!! the fabric before was beautiful too.

sounds like you had fun dying with KoolAid. :)
I forward the cigarette link to my husband who is the safety manager and he might use it at one of his meetings at work coming up... I also included my MIL who smokes on the email too -she needs to quilt! Last year she had a heart attack!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie