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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Block Swap Block

Now that my partner received her block, I can post pictures here.

I chose something simple, hoping to highlight the prints - something she could dress up or dress down - hopefully making it a block she could use and love.

It sounds like she liked the block - Check out her post here.

Thanks again Charlene for being a great partner!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mini Bargello

I've been wanting to try a bargello quilt for a while, and decided to try it in mini version first.

Here is my first attempt - no instructions or pattern, just cut strips, sewed, and cut and sewed.  You know how that goes.

Thoughts?  Thinking of adding a black border to it.  And from there - quilting?  Waves, swirls, straight line? Still floating around in my head what to do.  Opinions and advice appreciated.


The Quilt Geek

Monday, January 17, 2011

First 2011 Finish

Finally finished hand sewing binding on the quilt for my brother in law.  It was my first attempt at hand sewing, and my wife helped some.  Once I got the hang of it I felt like I was on a roll.  I did a pieced binding on this quilt, and really like the effect it gave it.  This quilt is really really warm - the flannel back is very nice.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

WIP - Just need final border

Phew - this quilt had some bumps.  I ran out of a fabric I needed for some of the larger blocks, and had to run to the fabric store mid quilt.  Luckily they had some, so that was one crisis averted.

Now that I am at this stage, I just need to "frame" the quilt with a black border.  Already have that cut out, so after work tonight I plan on finishing this top off.

Chucks Quilt WIP

I really like the look of this quilt.  I feel that the colors really stand out between the black sashing.  He had requested deep earth tones, and I think I fulfilled that.

The Quilt Geek