Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A morning with Melissa Averinos!

 Back sometime in the summer Melissa invited me to join her face-making group at a quilt shop on the Cape called Tumbleweed Quilts.  I was so pleased and surprised, I just had to drop everything and get there!
What a blast I had, after a fashion.  My creative side, if I even have one, must have stayed home, but Melissa was so kind, patient, and such a good teacher.
 I had such trouble letting go of "how I thought a face SHOULD look".  Ugh.
 Hers come together so effortlessly, it seemed to me.

 This one above, and the one below, are all some of hers in the making.
 These next two are mine.  I really like them, especially when viewed from a bit of a distance.
 The only problem is, when I got home, I hung them on my design wall, and a couple of
days later, flicked on the switch for my ceiling fan, which just so happened to be on HIGH!  Oh, no!  My faces went flying around the room!  Or at least some parts of them.  Good thing I have pictures because, sort of like humpty-dumpty, I could not possibly put them back together again.  But I will, some day, and I WILL, some day, finish them up.  Then I will need to scour Melissa's IG and blog to figure out how to stitch them down and quilt them, and all that finish work.
Thanks, Melissa, for inviting me to such a fun, creative day, and it was so nice to meet you again!
~ Jodi ~

Log cabin within a log cabin

I took a bunch of great photos of this quilt on the beach, but I'm having technical difficulties and  can't seem to get them onto my blog.

Anyway, I'm sure this has been done before, and you might not be able to see it, but the very center block is a log cabin, and then I continued with wide strips all the way around.  The quilt finishes at about 46" square-ish.  I don't think any of my quilts are ever truly square, and that's all right with me.

The back is all Anna Maria Horner velveteen, which I did not take a picture of, yet.  And I'm going to sell it!  So, if anyone is interested, it's nice and snuggly for a baby girl.  I FMQ'd it in concentric circles. 
More pics to follow, hopefully.
~ Jodi ~

Monday, October 12, 2015

House quilt

My sister-in-law requested a quilt for her beach house, so here it is:
 It's large enough to fit on her queen-size bed, and hangs over on each side by about 1 1/2 houses.  So these pictures are deceiving, but it's BIG.
 Sometimes I like my backs better, and this is one of those times.  Many of these smaller houses on the back were made by RI Modern Quilt Guild members in a bee I participated in.
 I tried to mimic the beach.  White sand, beach houses, seaweed, ocean, and deeper ocean.
And the label.  
~ jodi ~

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sujata's giveaway!

Hi everyone!  I'm still here, busy, busy, sewing some, gardening some, working most :-(  trying to keep my priorities in order.

But I have to tell you about Sujata Shah's giveaway for her book!  And check out Amy Butler's new line of fabric - so pretty!  Here's the link:


And here's a shot of one of Sujata's quilts - gorgeousness, don't you agree?

Quilt and photo by Sujata Shah, The Root Connection.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Fading light" postage stamp quilt

I took these pictures in the fading light of dusk.
My idea in making this quilt was to go gradually from light to dark
 or dark to light, but I was also attempting to only use scraps and not cut into anything larger
 than a scrap.  The backing is Philip Jacobs, I think?
It's going to a good friend at work.  Tomorrow is the last day we will work together as I am being transferred to a different county.  We will miss each other - we've been lunchtime walking partners, among many other things we have in common.
I have been spending some time on Instagram and neglecting my blog.  I hope to get back here more often, though.
xo   ~ Jodi ~

Monday, April 6, 2015

Finn's Heather Ross Goldfish quilt

 I finished this quilt for my grandson, Finn Wilder, back in 2013 but forgot to take pictures, so
his mom, my daughter, did the posing with it, and her husband, Blueflash, did the honors of snapping
 these shots.
This quilt was a lot of fun to make.  It's very similar to Ezra's that I made back in 2010.
Ashley gave a general tutorial on how to make this quilt.    

I think the goldfish are adorable.  I realize I owe Finn a pillow to match his quilt!