Tuesday, May 01, 2007

On The Wall







I received an email from the author of Modern Primitive Quilts, Laurie Simpson (see previous post) much to my delight and amazement!!! She responded about the copyright issue of posting quilt photos from the book on my blog. It is her understanding that it's okay to post one or two, as long as the creator of the quilt is credited. I was so tickled that she took the time to email me! The quilt in the first photo is her Fiesta Quilt. She, like I, collects fiestaware!!! I absolutely love this quilt!!! The second photo is the block I have been prepping for applique. Notice I took some liberties!!! I really wanted to use my stash. Since I didn't have that gorgeous black check in the book, I pieced a backing. I didn't want to make bias stems so I went with the whimsical rickrack. And--with the new yo-yo maker close at hand, well--the circles are yo-yos!!! I wanted a hand project to bring to the quilt show this weekend. I'll be selling opportunity quilt tickets there and just in case there is a lull....I'll be prepared with some applique! Don't know if I'll make the full four-block quilt or if this will be a wallhanging. I could definitely see it on my bed. Time will tell....



Next photo is a group of embroidered baby blocks I have been working on for several days for one of the new babies-to-be! It is so fun and relaxing to sit and stitch these cute little pictures. I searched through my embroidery books, clip art and on the internet to come up with some things I like. I know they probably don't show up very clearly, but one is a Kewpie doll. The mom-to-be coaches at a high school where the Kewpie is the mascot---only high school in the country that has a Kewpie for its mascot. She and her hubby both coach softball so I had to include the bat, ball and glove. Such fun! Well, better get to the sewing room and add some strips to the remaining blocks!

15 comments:

Libby said...

I love your version of the fiesta blocks - just the right touches *s*

Connie said...

Your creative touches made the quilt interesting and fun!

Nancy in MT said...

Laurie's quilt is gorgeous, I want that book, and your version has your own creative touch.

Susan said...

Great block, and how nice that she let you know what to do with the copyright issue.

The baby blocks are great. They just look like a baby, which a lot of baby quilts don't these days.

Patti said...

That quilt is spectacular - now I know I want that book! I really love your version of it. More whimsical and very ingeneous! The stitchery blocks are so cute. I know just what you mean about the hand stitching - I'm enjoying the blanket stitching on the blocks for Joseph's quilt so very much. Can't wait to see how you put these blocks together.

Juliann in WA said...

I love those Primitive Modern pictures. And your embroidery is wonderful. It is fun to see how stitchery is sweeping blogland these days.

ruth said...

Love your block, and how exciting that the author of the book contacted you!

Finn said...

Hi Vera, I love the prepped block. Your colors and creative touches sure work for me!!! I think it is great as a single block or if you decide to make more, it's just more to love..*VBS* Have a great time at the quilt show. Hugs, Finn

Vicky said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I was eyeing it. But can't order it now until May is over! Your block is wonderful!

Jeanne said...

I love your block! It's great when the authors take the time to answer.
The rick rack stems are really cute!

Judy said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! Your version is fabulous too!

I think as long as you don't show the whole book (which would give all the quilts for free) the designers are happy for you to share because people buy the books after hearing their friends love it and all the quilts inside.

cher said...

wonderful email to receive-cute baby blocks

Pam said...

I really like your version of the block. The rick rack is a great idea - suits the primitive look.

atet said...

Ooooh -- how fun! I like your version of the block too. I tend to think of quilt patterns as "suggestions" -- because really, how many of us would want to make someone else's quilt exactly as they have made it? Or, in my case occassionally, are capable of it. LOVE those yo-yo's.

weirdbunny said...

I love your version with the rig rag, it adds more quirkyness to the quilt.