Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I really have been having fun in the studio. Yesterday I worked on the Calendar challenge block for April. I did strips to represent the first 16 days: notice the color of the 15th, Gari’s little joke.









And I made the appliqué for April from Sandi.








I tried it all over the April strips but I don’t know for sure where it will wind up since this seems to be a very colorful month.










I also started the quilting on Spring Garden.


It is hard to see since I am quilting with monofilament thread. I am using Quilter’s Dream blend for the first time. I also worked on some quilting ideas for the pieced blocks but I am starting with the squares and borders since I have never done custom quilting before so this is a complete experiment.








Today I spent time putting the rest of the piping on my Black and White challenge quilt: All That Jazz, and sewed the rows together.


I have cut out the first border and had started cutting on the second when my husband came to the studio and suggested pizza for dinner.


Without a backward glance we were off.

7 comments:

Pat said...

Whew...you have been busy. I just got very tired from READING about all your activity!!! LOL

Kay said...

"Pizza for dinner" are a great three little words, aren't they? The black and white quilt is very striking.

karenfae said...

Oh do I ever love that log cabin I love black and whites and the red center just looks so neat.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Mary said...

I love this log cabin, the piping, the unexpected use of orange with the b/w and of course, that it's a log cabin!

Wilma NC said...

Everything is nice!!! You are a busy woman!!

Eileen said...

Your black and white quilt is turning out fabulous!
And congratulations on winning Terri's prize! I wanted that!
:-D
For some reason I couldn't find the place to comment on that post.. so I just came back here to this one.
Happy Easter!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Gari,

I wanted to leave a comment on your post about the B/W quilt but can't seem to find the comments part at the end of the post.

Anyway, it is lovely!! I really like the music fabrics, and the fabric you have chosen for the border will make an interesting twist. I had that fabric and used it in my Carolina Crossroads - it is also B/W and red.

Hugs!

nancy