Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Gwen 2

I was planning to go to my local quilt shop today to share my pictures and things from Gwen's retreat. I made arrangements to take the grandson to a drop in daycare for a couple of hours. I started out the door and guess what! I could tell that I needed to change a messy diaper. How many of us have been in that position? you are ready to go and have to go back and clean the baby up. I started out the door again and I guess I was rushing but I tripped over my own feet. the bad thing was that I was holding the grandson. Fortunately neither one of us was hurt although I have skinned knees like I was trying to learn to ride a bike.

I am including pictures of Gwen demonstrating her famous pinwheel block, her pinwheel quilt and a block I made so I could recall how to do it. Gwen likes to square her blocks in a wonky way. This creates movement in her quilts altough it is an orderly design. This block is easy but definitely had an impact. You can easily chain piece the first steps. It would a cute baby/child quilt combined with a novelty print. I was showing the woman at the quilt shop this pictures and she said lots of people were using very different colors for the nursery so this would be a great way to incorporate a different combination. Several people at the retreat tried this technique. Gwen likes to use incidentals in her quilts, unexpected colors or combinations.























5 comments:

jacquie said...

thanks so much for starting your blog. i loved reading about your experiences with gwen and seeing the quilts you've posted. i love the floor scraps idea. i'm so doing that! thanks for coming to visit me too!

Quilt Pixie said...

very effective block... yet another for the list :-)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Always wonderful to see more Gwen. Have you got your RSS feed on? It's in SETTINGS, then SITE FEED and select FULL. That way everyone who uses Bloglines or Google Reader will know when you've written a post. If you're not using a reader and want to know more, just let me know. Much easier than going from blog to blog to see if there is something new there.

Clare said...

Great blocks.

I've got the same problem as Tonya. Your feeds aren't being updated. The very first post is fine, but the rest aren't showing up in Bloglines or Google Reader.

If you need help on how to set them up let Tonya or I know.

BTW when you leave a comment on my bklog could you be an angel and fill in your blog link.

Kucki68 said...

I always liked those pinwheels in Gwen's book. Still on my to do list...