31 March 2015

March Quilts

Is March over already? I've been so busy, I guess it blew right by me. (Get it? GET IT?!) But, I'm actually pleased that I was able to accomplish FOUR quilts this month. Mind you, they're small but still, FOUR QUILTS.

I bought this one as a quilt kit from a quilt store that was having a retirement sale, Christmas 2013. I may have bought two of them. I also may have given one to my mom. But in a different color scheme. Anywho, I finished one this month:

This one was tedious to make. If you look closely (please don't) you'll see I messed up in a few places. As much as I like how it turned out, I am not a fan of cutting, sewing and ironing all those little squares. But, I do love it, and pleased to have made it. (Finally)

My next one was on a whim. I think I found the pattern on pinterest, thought "Yeah! That's a great idea!" Then went through my fabric stash for fabric. I can't remember where I got the pattern from but I do know I bought the fabric from Little Quilts during last year's Row By Row Experiance. They're Kim Diehl's.


This one's about 12"x12" and very fun. I was thinking about hanging it at my desk at work, but I keep going back and forth between this and making something more library themed. Not like I can't hang this up until then, right? Anywho, this little bugger was fun to make. I really love the colors all blended together (yes, even the evil orange) and pretty pleased with it.

The next one was the Peter Halley replica quilt I posted about on Sunday. I'm still pleased as punch with it. 

The last one I made for a client, a baby blanket. I'm actually not going to post a picture of it, for the privacy of the parents. It has the baby's name on it. But, anywho, it's done. Those are done. We're all done. A pretty successful March, eh?

29 March 2015

Master Copy

For an art class project, one of the assignments was to create a "master copy" of an artist (be it photography, painting, drawing, etc) and recreate it in your own medium. Well, since I suck at drawing and painting, guess what I chose? Quilting. Yep. I replicated a painting with a quilt. Now, don't expect anything like the Mona Lisa quilted awesomeness, I did something a smidgeon less complicated.
 Originally, my first thoughts were with Warhol. He's one of my favorite artists. (Huge fan of Pop Art.) But, I couldn't figure out how to replicate his work. Then, I asked if I could sew something? Answer: Yes. So I thought and thought and, thought some more. Idea! I was going to try and replicate a Kandinsky! But I got a little too overwhelmed with all the options. Back to the drawing board. I googled artists, couldn't find anything. So, I went with one of my favorite methods: The Library.
I went and found the art section, and basically just snatched books off the shelf that popped out at me. About five books later, I stumble across a neon pink one and yellow. The name? Peter Halley. Never heard of him. Flipped through the book? PERFECT. Checked out my book and headed home.
Studying the book, I wasn't sure which one I should replicate. So, I turned to google. This popped up in the google search.

Photo from: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/feb/14/antiques-roadshow-baton-rouge-la-hour-one/
I saw the top purple and yellow section and it just screamed "NINE PATCH!!!" at me. Now, this isn't the work Halley is most known for (Google him. It's pretty awesome) I absolutely KNEW I could replicate this, mostly, because I had all those colors.

And I did.
Please note: DEM STRAIGHT LINES

While my version is much, much smaller, I think I hit the nail on the head. I wish I had a little bit darker green, but I didn't want to purchase anything. This was actually really fun to make, and I'm going to proudly display it somewhere.




24 March 2015

I Heart Stripes.

Oh heeeeey March. How's it going? Me? BUSY BUSY BUSY. I got a job, and between that and school, holy mess. So, I'm here for a quick "I'm alive, look at stuff" post.

I "treated" myself to four bags of the March KnitFix this month, and managed to trade/sell the ones I didn't want, in return for ones I did. So, BEHOLD.

Aww yeah, shitty cell phone pic.
STRIPES STRIPES STRIPES, EVERYBODY. Only nine of those are the original ones I received. The others, I traded for. And, if you notice, there's only 2 bags + extra there. I sold a whole bag to a wonderful person, and sold four others, without trades. I'm very pleased with this. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have lots of homework and a test. Hopefully, I'll have something to post soon.