Curves on Top of Curves - Part 2

The Austin Modern Quilt Guild got so many contributions for the Drunkard's Path challenge that there were enough for two whole quilts. Thus we were able to double our donation to the Community First! Village. See pictures of the first quilt here.

First some links, then the pictures.

What is Modern Quilting? Join the Austin Modern Quilt Guild Learn more about Mobile Loaves & Fishes What is the Community First! Village? Contribute your quilting skills to the Community First! Quilters

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Even More Curves.

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Plus some stripes.

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circles 2 - closeup 1

I just love the two zebra-striped yin-yang blocks we got. Can you spot the one in the other quilt?

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circles 2 - pool 1

By the pool. In November. Because Austin.

circles 2 - back

The back.

circles 2 - quilting detail

Quilting detail, and adorable chairs fabric from Stitch Lab.

by the pool

I want to thank the members of the Austin Modern Quilt Guild for trusting me with their quilt blocks - I had SO much fun assembling and quilting these guys! You rock.

Want to see more creations like these? Check out the Austin MQG on Instagram.

Curves on Top of Curves - Part 1

In 2015 the Austin Modern Quilt Guild issued a challenge to its members - the Drunkard's Path. Many of us had never pieced curved seams before, so we leapt at the opportunity to learn. I learned with help from the excellent Amanda Hohnstreiter - a curved piecing expert! AMQG members were invited to construct these blocks using blacks and whites with a "pop of color." Here are some of my contributions:

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drunkards path blocks 2

drunkards path blocks 1 See the little ninjas? We have Lily Gonzales-Creed to thank.

After collecting the blocks, we pieced them together into two quilts (see part 2 here). The quilts were then donated to the Community First! Village, a wonderful project brought into being by Mobile Loaves & Fishes.

Interested in learning more about this project? Here are some helpful links:

What is Modern Quilting? Join the Austin Modern Quilt Guild Learn more about Mobile Loaves & Fishes What is the Community First! Village? Contribute your quilting skills to the Community First! Quilters

Now, on to the quilt pictures!

circles 1 - layout 1 Look at all those color pops. Pop-pop-pow!

circles 1 - layout 2 Just lounging.

circles 1 - closeup 1

circles 1 - back 1 The back.

circles 1 - quilting detail 1 Who says they all have to be circles? Nobody, that's who.

circles 1 - quilting detail 2 Close-up of my free-motion quilting, done at The Cotton Cupboard.

So that this post won't be absurdly long, I've put the second quilt over here.


What's Cooking Inside While it Cooks Outside

Yep, it's what we call the Dog Days. While the world outside bakes to a nice golden brown, I'm in the studio gearing up for Fall 2015 ...and beyond. underpainting 72 500

Ah, the pleasure of that first underpainting. Sometimes I don't want to cover it up.

CHAOS is on display at Ro2 Art in Dallas through September 12! Don't miss it.

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Black-Eye Susan and Shrinking Violet, acrylic on panel, 5x5 inches each (9x9 framed).

Save the Date!

Wyld Flowerz, an exhibition of new abstractions, will open at STASH in downtown Norman, OK on Friday 9 October 2015. More details to follow.

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Here's a different view of that underpainting, a few layers later.

I'm pleased to share the news that my relationship with Cerulean Gallery in Amarillo, Texas will continue into 2016. More news as the situation develops.

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I've been sewing quite a bit. I've begun volunteering with the Community First! Quilters, a connection made through the Austin chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. These are my variation on the traditional flying geese quilt block - I call them flying bats. We see those here from time to time.

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This will be Tough Cookie. Right now she's only half-baked.

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I do get out sometimes, and go places like the Red Room Lounge.

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I do make dinner sometimes, like this caprese salad with marinated zucchini.