We have been at the beach for the last few days. I finished my black/white quilt top. I don't have my camera with me so I will post the pictures of that later. I finished the sawtooth border and it looks great. My aunt saw it and said the pictures don't do it justice. She had not seen it in person before. I always feel a letdown after working and thinking so hard about a quilt. I worked on those black and white blocks during the winter of 2010. It is a good feeling to finish but still you have so much thought invested.
Our new quilt group, Non-traditional quilters, met last Monday at my dear friend Lori's quilt shop, Cottonfields. She has a great blog too. There were only 4 of us, hopefully there will be more this week. She showed me curved piecing! I know should have done it before but I am scared of curves!! Since I was trying to motivate myself this morning I decided to try it. Wow!! It isn't hard at all.
This is some of the fabrics from my black and white quilt and "shots" of color. Now I have to decide what to do with it. I think I will piece the back of the black and white quilt and use it there. I have some great Elvis fabric for the back. I do love pieced backs.
I have some great starfish fabric that I have had for years. I was playing with it yesterday afternoon and made these blocks. Maybe I will make a few more. It would make a charming quilt. I thought about black and white log cabins but I am honestly ready for some color.
Did you see Tonya's post on Unruly Quilting? She is trying to do without her rulers!! I am not sure I am ready to be that liberated!! I am sure my grandmother never used a ruler or a rotary cutter and she made great quilts. Tonya also has some links to other blogs with very interesting stuff. Daintytime is very interesting. I really like her ideas about Mod Mood Quilts. I think the first one I posted is sort of a Mod Mood quilt.