A group blog for working on UnRuly Quilting projects and most especially UnRuly Letters. What is UnRuly? Liberated, wonky, improvisational, mis-matched, points cut off FUN.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Tonya is a genius!  Look at what she put together on my design wall.  And she did it in about FIVE minutes.  Add a few blocks, some stitching, and a quilt is born!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Call for Entries: All That Jazz

have ya'all seen this?

Ricky Timms is curating a special exhibit called All That Jazz: Improvisational Quilts. This unique collection of quilts will be displayed at the  Road to California 2012 Show - "The Best Quilt Show in the West" - from January 19-22, 2012. Anyone wishing to submit a quilt for this exhibit is welcome to do so providing the work is an improvisational design. Deadline for submitting is September 30, 2011.

What is an improvisational quilt? Any quilt that is started without a predetermined pattern or plan and evolves throughout the construction process. Each quilt in this exhibition should have emerged from the seed of an idea without fully knowing what the finished piece would look like. Sixteen to Twenty quilts will be chosen for the exhibit, depending on size. There is maximum of two submissions per person and submissions are free of charge.

This is not a competition. The quilts that are selected will not be judged. A Certificate of Exhibition will be awarded to each quilt chosen for display. This is a one-time, special exhibit highlighting the best of the best from "free-spirits" quilters around the world.
Tonya again. You can actually send a fairly small quilt (120" all around is the minimum - the way I figure, that is 30" square - someone correct me if I'm wrong). Submissions are FREE and I don't see any rules against posting pics of it on the internet. I have a suspicion it might be geared more towards art quilts and hand-dyed fabrics, but I could be very wrong. Did I mention FREE submissions? Time to figure out what to enter!

Monday, July 4, 2011

a wall quilt.....

Today is my friends birthday. 
 I made her this quilt. Her name is made with wonky letters. There are butterflies (or dragonflies) and a flower pot sewn haphazardly . Creative space is stamped with paint. The whole thing is made with old sheets. 
I like the way the sheets look, but they are weird to sew with. I am ready to sew with fabric that is 100% cotton again.