Monday, April 23, 2007

Getting Sidetracked

Spinning Star Handpieced Block
It is not like I do not have enough projects in the works. Someone posted one patch quilts on the quilting forum and I just fell in love with this spinning star. In fact I was so enamoured by it that I spent a couple of hours today making a template and testing it out. It is a little 3 x 4 inch unit with nice gentle interlocking curves. Each piece just fits to the neighboor. The photo is just a simple unit. If I were to make a bunch of these they would all fit together into a wonderful quilt. I think this is going to me my new take along project when I jsut want something mindless and simple.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Nothing Like a Road Trip For Inspiration

No this is not my house. I took this photo at Fort Verde State Park in Arizona a couple of days ago. I am not sure how old this quilt is as I took it thru the glass as you could only view the room not go inside. It does seem like an old pattern but when I zoomed in on the photo it looked like it was recently is hand quilted.

this is a close up shot of the same quilt.

Now here is some great inspiration. These were petroglyphs on the rock wall at El Morrow National Monument in New Mexcio. Yes that is some more writting on top of them, likely from Spaniards from the 1700's as there were many signatures form that era there too. In fact this rock has had many carvings over the past 100's of years. It is almost a whose who of the American West!