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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Playing Along - an Update

Here is my legoes flimsy
named Dumpster Diving.

It measures 48" x 60"
and will be backed with a fabulously fun fabric.

The leftover strips and bits are being used
in my Alpha-Palooza project
that is part of Lynne's Letter Along.

(I'm mostly following Tonya's book
since I challenged myself to make lower case letters).


Tonya really got us going with this one, didn't she ?!?!?!?!!!!!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lego Mini Quilt

I took a break from the wild and crazy Legos and did a mini quilt to mark the anniversary of September 11th. As a New Yorker, that was a rough day.

One of the positive memories of 2001 was of everyone wearing flags, and ribbons of red, white and blue. There was a feeling of unity and "we're all in this together". To commemorate the 10th anniversary on September 11th, I spent the afternoon in my studio and made this little patriotic quilt.

It's now finished, with a bright red binding.

Love Them Legos!!!

OK, who's doing the Legos inspired by Tonya's tutorial? I am having a blast with these little guys. It is true, I have been accused in the past of being obscessed with what my friends and I like to call "DLS"...that's Dinky Little Sh...Stuff...and these blocks just fit right in.

What fun! I LOVE that you can use even little tiny pieces, and I love the randomness of the blocks. The hardest thing for me is using the ugly fabrics. Some of mine are cut really small, and they are still butt-ugly.

Who else is enjoying this insanity as much as I am?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Music is Magic

Et voila!

Music is Magic
I tried Tonya's way of doing a W, but it looked lumpy. So I used Lynne's method. It's not for the faint hearted! A lot of fabric ended up in the bin, but I got there in the end.

Now to have a rummage to find suitable fabric for the exclamation mark at the end.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Playing with Words

During a recent sewing room clear up, I found some letters I had been working on and forgotten about.

My daughter "politely" reminded me that this quilt is meant for her and why hadn't I finished it.  Doh! Other projects got in the way.

So over the last few days I've been working diligently away trying to make some inroads in to it.

I wasn't at all sure about the green, but it doesn't look as bad as I thought it would.

Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!
The quote is from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, chosen by "herself".

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Study in Contrasts Series Reveal Day

Group Photo taken late last night (lamp light)
 There were so many glorious leftover  segments and bits
after I finished trimming out Gotta Love It . . .
I just HAD to do something with them.

And so the challenge to create a series of Priority Quilts was born!

Unruly back of Synergy
 My personal challenge was to use only black & whites with blues . . .
and that included the backs of the quilts and the bindings.

Detail - Turquoise Sunset
 Another element of the challenge was that I would quilt these myself
(no small deal since I had hardly ever  FM Quilted anything).

Detail - Yin Yang
Now, these ten quilts are first going to work with me
and will then go off to AAQI in today's mail . . .

Come visit my blog for more photos
and links to the complete web album,
plus links to the PQs' webpages at AAQI.

LOVE being an UnRuly Quilter!