June 22, 2010
It sounds like an amazing place. It has all the wonderful advantages of a small school but, due to what they call the "five college consortium" it has all the advantages of a large school too. The five college consortium consists of Amherst, UMass at Amherst, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College and Hampshire College. Any student at any of these schools can take classes at any of the other schools. I think this is such a terrific idea.
Posted by Esch House Quilts at 10:46 PM
June 15, 2010
Most of this weekend's sewing was putting together my blocks from the Bee's Knees VQB. This shot is a partial view. I actually have the whole top together, but I'll wait until the quilting is complete before I show the whole thing. I really like the way it is turning out!
June 5, 2010
Ever since I first saw the Authentic line of fabric by Sweetwater/Moda I have loved it! Specifically, I love fabric with words/text/handwriting on it. Some time ago I bought a half yard of each of the pieces with words and some of the light green striped background. These lovelies have been sitting in a pile patiently waiting for me to figure out what to do with them.
June 1, 2010
I decided to use the bright red as the accent color for the quilt I am working on (See this post). This picture is a sneak peak of part of the quilt. The top bird is the accent fabric. It is subtle, but easier to spot in person.
I absolutely LOVE this background fabric. It is called Through The Woods by Kris Lammers and Maywood Studio. I first saw it quite a while ago and bought a small piece.
When I went looking for a suitable background fabric for this quilt, I really didn't have anything specific in mind. I had thought that I might like the quilt to have a winter theme, but didn't have a clear idea about how to get there. I decided to just look at fabric and see what spoke to me. Well, this fabric spoke loud and clear!
After the background fabric, it was just a simple matter of finding the right red to use for the birds. About ten options later, I decided on this one. This fabric (Blank Quilting Illusions Fusion Cherry) is actually an 108" wide fabric. I haven't got around to searching to see if they also sell it in regular width. It was the perfect color and amount of pattern, so home it went with me.