But the MAIL has been BOOMING! All of it has been from a number of people who answered my request for blocks and fabric for my teacher-identity-quilt-project (I must really come up with a better name for it than that...) I'm still expecting a few more. Incredible! The light and my time available for photographing has been hmmmm....interesting? Please bear with the crappy shots...
From Dresden Quilter:
So bright and colourful. Orange and blue are favourites of mine and I have always loved how pink and orange get along. Like ruby red grapefruit, the inspiration for CitricSugar in the first place... It's perfect.
From Hello, my name is Quilt:
She had a STACK of leftover blocks and was kind enough to send them my way. There is a tonne of metaphorical value in these blocks, not to mention that they are gorgeous.
Not a quilter herself, my dear friend had stashed these vintage hand-sewn blocks from the late 1880's for just the right project. How unbelievably touched I am that she thought mine was the project! Seriously. A great representation of traditional knowledge and passing it from one person to the next.
I also noticed THIS ONE on materials & method. Totally cool and completely inspires me. It hasn't arrived yet but I'm giddy with anticipation.
Here are some of the ones that I improv-pieced:
I'm going to start work on the more structured blocks next weekend. I have some more curves, some flying geese, as well as some paper-pieced Canadian flag and Love blocks planned. Should keep me busy during the break when I'm not furiously writing a paper or two.
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