First--I'm sorry for not posting pictures that explained themselves as well as they might have. Many questions from interested quilters! No, I haven't discovered a new way to piece putzy, tiny blocks. There's no secret. The tiny blocks are paper-pieced where possible. I should have included this picture.
Makes more sense, doesn't it?
I'm back from the Wisconsin Library Association Conference. It was held in Green Bay, and it was my first quality time in that city. I have to admit I am not as rabidly wrapped up in the Green Bay Packers as most Wisconsinites are. (If you want to irritate lots of folks around here on a fall Sunday, say something like, "Oh, are the Packers playing today?" LOL)
But I have only good things to say about the Packers' home town.
The frozen tundra is still nicely thawed in mid-October, making it very comfortable for walking around. As one might expect of a major league sports town (even one as small as Green Bay) there are some excellent restaurants. And the hotel offered free happy hour every night. Lots of librarians were definitely kicking up their heels just a bit.
Last week at my retreat, it was fun to see several of my buddies moving away from their usual style of quilting. One person who is a charter member of the Dear Jane movement has produced these zoomy quilts in the last year.
Another of our group, who also usually sticks with the traditional
is working on this:
And look at this from a quilter who normally gravitates to brights:
It's so good to explore new things.
I've been exploring the artsy side of quilting the last few years and it's been fun. I'm sure I'm not finished with art quilts. But I'm feeling the pull to dive back into traditional quilts. Maybe I'm inspired because we stopped at Primitive Gatherings on the way back from Green Bay. What a shop! Gorgeous quilt samples, most available in kits and exquisite wool quilts and table toppers. The pictures do not do justice to the samples!
In the meantime, there are several quilts to finish before I dare consider any new projects. Oh, and a wedding dress too.
Must stay focused...