Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Clicky clicky for a chance to win a re-design

House of Henrie, who did my wife's blog design, is having a giveaway! You guys should go check her out here. Or don't, so I can win ;) 
This is her giveaway details.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WiP Wednesday -

So the Van Gogh project from last week has seen an epiphany and progress since last week!
I don't think I am going to give away the final "vision" of the quilt until it is done, but if people see what the final quilt will look like from the picture, so be it!

Without further ado:

I am also working on a mini quilt for a swap. This is a new technique for me, so I hope it all turns out ok.  She said she liked owls, so she is getting owls.

What does everyone think????

~Kurt the Quilt Geek~

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thursday, March 10, 2011

WiP---I'm Stuck!!!

So as you guys have read I wanted to do a cool quilt with the Van Gogh panel I picked up so I started framing them in. Once that was done I went to the design wall and tried a couple of layouts to see if I could come up with something good.

Here is the layout I decided on:

I know how I want to finish the quilt, but in my ambition I am choosing to design the "blocks" for the currently empty spaces myself. Great idea with the exception that I have no idea how to make the thing I see in my head!

So there it sits on my design wall.

As far as other projects in the works, I have an idea for an Alice in Wonderland quilt that I am currently collecting fabric for. I am always on the lookout for Alice "themed" fabrics: Teacups/pots, Chess, cards, things that look Alice-like (if that makes any sense) Donations always accepted! HAHA
I also have the pixel project staring me in the face, but I want to use the gridded Pelon to sew it all together. Problem is I have no idea how to use it. Tips welcome!
Then there is the bargello-ish quilt for my daughter, slowly but surely.
There is also a bunch of stuff I want to try from various books and sites.
And let's not forget the block swap and miniquilt swap I am in....

For a new quilter I seem to be really busy.

Oh well, back to it!

~Kurt the Quilt Geek~

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rec'd my Blocks

I love these blocks!!!  These two lovely blocks are from Staci in AZ - check her out - and I love them.  The two together almost look like a beautiful sunburst.

the quilt geek

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Ive taken a Van Gogh panel I bought, and cut out each individual frame.  So far in the quilt design I have 3 inch strips framing each picture, and am still mulling over where to go from here.

I have various batiks and prints in Van Gogh style that I can use to tie in all the pieces.  We will see how everything looks framed together.

Linking up:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Until next time,

Your Quilt Geek

Monday, January 31, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I can't show you the mini bargello completed - it is going in the mail today to my mini quilt swap partner.  I'll post pictures of that when she receives it.

My daughter saw it and said "I want a big one like that", so she picked fabrics, and here is block 1 of many more to come for her:

So that is what is on my design wall today.  Go check out who else is linking up.

The Quilt Geek

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mini Bargello Update

Decided to go with black border.  Have it spray basted to a backing fabric.  Now just to quilt it, but still undecided on that matter.