Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lonely Crayon Block & Other Free-Flowing Thoughts...

A Few Shades of Gray
When we decided to think about our least used crayon, it was a no brainer for me.  While I'll say I fear no color (or cloth), I have never used gray in one of my quilts. Gray is really popular these days with the mqg (Modern Quilt Gang) and that has lead to there being a lot more shades of gray (not close to 50, though!).  Needless to say, I've fallen in love with my blocks and the color gray. I kept making them, winding up with a small quilt (12 blocks).  This is a Kaleidoscope block, and I made use of a ruler which I have owned for some time, but never used, Marti Michell's Kaleidoscope Ruler. 

Unfortunately, I will be absent from tomorrow's meeting, but have been in touch with Rayna, and passing along ideas. I'm sorry I'm going to miss the layout of the Lonely Crayons quilt and choosing a sashing color.  If you'd like to get together and piece the quilt, be sure to let Rayna know. We just need to get it assembled and quilted in time to send it to Austin.  (October, I think!)
Please bring a tool or book you'd like to share and sign up to present at a future meeting.  I've signed up for next month. We'll cover one a month, and it will be similar to Rayna's demo of  how to do facings. I'll bring the ruler, and take a few minutes to show you how to use it during our Tips, Tools, Books segment.  There are things I like about it, and things I don't.
I am just back from a really wonderful quilting retreat weekend, and would love to plan one for the NJ MQG chapters (there are three!)  It was the most productive quilting time I've had in a while. I'm almost giddy because tomorrow is one week away from registration for QuiltCon.  If you're interested, please put your name on the list. 

I'll see you all soon, and hope you will post as often as possible!

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