Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Black and Bright

Yes, this is still a blog that is often about quilting. It really is. Recent posts to the contrary. I thought it was time to post some pics and reports on some of my current WISPs.

This top is from a swap that we did last winter. We swapped batik and black snowballs. We were very careful not to make the typographical error that we once made with the snowman block swap, turning them into snotmen. Many of the other swap participants have completed their tops; heck, they've completed their quilts. And given 'em away. I still need to sew one more long seam and put the corner triangles on and then do the borders. It will happen.

I already know who this quilt will be for. A lovely young girl who will graduate from high school in 2010, about a year and a half from now. So I have time.

I'm so excited about this potential quilt. Many of the blocks were pieced for me by an on-line group where we take turns each month making blocks for each other. I had bought a wonderful collection of hand-dyed cottons and sent out two to each participant, asking them to use Kona black for a background and to make that particular block. I was delighted with what came back, and jumped right in and made the rest of what I would need. Now they are up on the wall waiting for me to cut the alternating black squares and start to sew the rows. I already know what the border will be like; it will come in time. There's no hurry. This is one of those quilts where the anticipation, the journey, is the joy.

There are a couple of other things in the works, but the camera screen flashed at me: "Danger! Battery Exhausted!" I thought it was a bit dramatic, but turned it off anyway. Exhausted. Tell me about it.


5 comments:

floribunda said...

I love the baskets, Nancy -- it's always fun to see those birthday blocks turn into something!

Lisa D. said...

Two beautiful quilts, Nancy - especially the baskets! I had to LOL about your poor exhausted battery!!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I can't decide which one is my favorite. I think the snowballs. And by the way... "snotmen" is funny!!!

*karendianne.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love them both, I guess that answers my question about deadlines... 2010, are you serious?

Perry said...

Nice looking quilts, Nancy.