Friday, September 23, 2016

Art Institute of Chicago

I get the opportunity to check out the Art Institute of Chicago. It is one of the few museums in Chicago I haven't visited yet. 

They have beautiful grounds right on Michigan Avenue. 

I hear the miniature collection is really cool. 

Don't know if there is a great fabric place down here. I know of 1 and it is a packed mess. Did purchase some fabric a couple years back. 

FYI-The appliqué is cut out. Not very happy with the looks. It needs some work. Maybe Sunday. Here looking at schools with MJJR. 
Happy Exploring. 
Just Another Quilter 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday's Design Wall Scraps

Next Month I am the featured speaker at a local guild.  I have done some speaking and teaching over the years....but it still makes me a little nervous.  The topic is "Using Your Scraps and Stash".  I love to take the leftovers and make something beautiful.  Inspiration usually comes from on-line photos. 

Scrap quilts usually begin with choosing a unit and a size.  This scrap design began by having leftovers from 2" nine patches.  Many of the strips had a useable chunk of fabric left at the end.  By connecting the chunks together and picking a size.....1 1/4" x 2" the light and dark sides developed into these units.  You can see the brown was added to have them flip flop back and forth.
These rows will be added to a brown stash fabric.  Applique will be added to the brown sections.  The blue is the bias.  Some flowers and leaves will be added.

 Always the there enough brown.  A border fabric to surround the whole thing to round out the quilt.  Check and see how long this takes.  Deadline...30 days.

I am linking up with Judy L's Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
and with Cynthia for Oh Scrap!

Heading to the Machine Now!!
Just Another Quilter