Sunday, March 12, 2017

I haven't posted in a while, as I am very busy selling my home in Loveland,CO!!!  And I must tell you selling one's home is awful!!!!! You have to keep the house clean and NO TIME TO MAKE A MESS IN ONE'S STUDIO, UGH!
But I am also busy packing up my studio, trying very hard to pack only the stuff I may not immediately need. And of course when one cleans up, one finds some really good stuff. In my case I found some strata. This strata was constructed from those great  jelly rolls. My jelly roll was one that was cut 2 1/2" wide, and I had cut the wonderful coordinated colorful strips into 1 1/2" and 1" strips. And I had made  strata with the 1 1/2" strips as well as a strata from the 1" wide strips. So what a nice find - two small strata already sewed ready to play!!!!!
Well, as of late I find myself somewhat fascinated with the Modern Quilts. While writing my latest book "Double Vision" I have kept a watchful eye on these wonderful quilts. And since I like the emphasizes on color and the fact that they all seem to display a lot of negative space, (perfect for quilting) I need not tell you I think I am hooked. Their somewhat simplistic designs really interest me a lot.
I will post some of my quilts here and see if you do not agree they are so much fun!
So here is the quilt top I created from these strata pieces and a wonderful background fabric that was white with silver alphabet letters printed on top. I had a ball.

Modern Quilts

MODERN QUILTS: I have not posted in quite a while. Right now my lovely home in Loveland, CO is on the market! After about 18 years it is time for a change. Selling ones home is not fun, in fact trying to keep it clean and pristine, just cuts into your creative time.  But since I am trying to pack up my studio somewhat by packing the things I I may not immediately need, I found a real bonus. Sometime ago after receiving a wonderful jelly roll, I had cut the 2 1/2" strips into 1 1/2" and 1" strips and proceeded to make two small strata one with the 1 1/2" strips and one with the 1" strips. Ready made strata what a find, I could actually "play" without making too much of a mess in the studio. But let's back up a while.  During the writing my book Double Vision I had created two Modern Quilts and I have really enjoyed that procedure even more than I thought I would. The modern quilts to me are all about color, a lot of negative space (too quilt appropriatly!) and simplicity. So here are the two quilts from that publication:

I had so much fun, that when my grandson went to college I decided to give him a Modern Quilt for his room: 

And here is the quilt I have created from the Jelly roll strata it is not completed but here are pictures of the quilt top.