Remember the center of this rug? From my January post...this was the start of the Trade Rug project with my cousin Kris. I gave her flowers, she gave me peas. And a bunny. And a kitty. And some mossy rocks.
And the mossy rocks inspired some pinecones and needles. And a spider, lady bug, and grasshopper...
....who lived near a pond where they were friends with a froggy...
...a cranky crawfish...and some other critters...
What will happen next?? Stay tuned - Kris is designing away!
Yes, so, back in the quilting arena...cousin Kris and I completed our blocks for our Nigel Slater project. Here are the two spring blocks. The challenge fabrics are the "moo, moo, moo" fabric on the white ground, and a chevron multi-colored fabric that both of us disguised by using in tiny amounts.
Tobi's spring garden block:
Kris's spring recipe block:
And here are the two summer blocks...challenge fabrics are the african batik and the christmas cranberry print.
Tobi's summer berry pie:
Kris's summer berry pie:
Here are the final 8 blocks, 2 per season, laid out on my design wall. One of these days, I'll decide how to finish these and do the final assembly.
Quilter, musician, cook, creator, eclectic.
I'm a "dump-and-throw" cook. (I get that from my mother who makes the worlds best spaghetti sauce. No lie.) "Does it smell ok? Alrighty then, throw it in the pot." Mostly, it turns out ok.
I hate to measure. (I don't get that from my mother. Her quilts have perfect seams and nice straight lines.) Some of my quilts are a little crooked. Are they warm? Ok then, what's the problem? Same goes for cooking. A little too much cardamom? Well, add another potato and let's call it good. If you are looking for precision, you won't find it here. You will find a record of my creative explorations, however. Your mileage may vary.