Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Book of Days

We just put the finishing touches on Maggie Bonanomi's latest book. This one is a Book of Days that I am eager to make myself. Maggie tells how to put together a book, then you get to fill it up with memorable events. Her model for this book is inspiring. I plan to make mine as gifts, family momentos filled with birthdays and other events to remember.

Maggie and I always have fun working together. She used to live in Kansas, but now resides in Lexington, Missouri. She understands the Missouri-Kansas divide as well as anyone but look - she sent me a Kansas Day card! It's made of scraps - both paper and fabric - all familiar to me from other book projects. Thanks, Maggie!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

We are stumped

Look at this quilt! Yes, you will note hands at one end of it, I did photograph it over the owner's head at quilt guild the other day.

Can you figure out how to make this block? So far, we are stumped about that here in Lawrence, Kansas....... If you don't know, we just may have to arrange another viewing and see if we can figure it out!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I work on a fund-raising project every year with a very creative friend. She sends out Valentine's greetings every year - when I got mine in the mail the other today, it reminded me of these blocks. As we worked on the project last fall, she said she found these crazy quilt blocks at a sale years ago. She threatened to take them to our local thrift shop if I didn't want them. So now they are mine. There are 15 blocks, each is 18" square. Most have elaborate embroidered flowers on them. They are worked on a foundation, made mostly of silks, and are in excellent shape. 

This is the back side of the block shown above.

Here's a detail of another block.