Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Borders, Scraps & News


These are portions of the projects I'm working on in the studio today...


Designing borders: These quilt top photos are printed on regular paper, two on each side (see yesterday's blog). I've sketched some border ideas and, at this point, I like the border sketches on the small quilt, but the larger one is iffy. I'll try another border design on the other side of the sheet. Once I've got the designs, I'll use colored pencils to find the best choice of color.




These pieces-in-progress were sewn using the scraps from the above two scrap quilts. Humm, scraps squared!...but we'll use the British term, "crumbs".




...And this is the start of a new project. It's another sample for my String Quilt Blocks workshop and Stretching the String lecture. These equilateral triangles are so fun to work with. More on this one later.

What's this? A lovely downtown Athens, GA shop with...


...my hand dyed fabrics! The store is Helix (E. Clayton St., Athens) a unique boutique with wonderful gifts, cards, creative and hard-to-find items. I especially like the soy candles, unusual kitchen gadgets, tea sets and Moleskin notebooks. Stop in for a visit.

1 comment:

Windy Hills Happenings said...

Hi Anita....Helix was my favorite store to visit when Jill lived in Athens...so many unique things...congrats on being part of it....Judy