Monday, February 23, 2009

In the Works

My camera is broke so I can't take any pictures right now. I know a post without pictures is bo-ring, so here are some scans to look at.

This is my Project Improv quilt. It is a gift for a friend and he has this fish as a tattoo. I am almost done with all four of the fish for this design, and then it should go quickly as the squares are large. This is way out from what I normally do- there are NO girly colors at all in here, and I don't think I have ever made a square quilt either. Also, I have never made a quilt with wonky blocks. About the only think that I HAVE done before is make large machine applique blocks. So I pushed myself out of my comfort zone here and I am glad I did. I am going to like this quilt more than I originally thought.

This is what I am going to do with the cherry blocks I did not use in Cherry Surprise. I have some black prints with cherries on them for the setting blocks. This one will be much smaller than the first one, so maybe I'll even quilt it someday. HAHA!

The other thing I have been working on is ripping out that quilting in the Blossom quilt. I appreciate the kind comments on that and it helps to know that others go through the same struggles.


  1. I love what you are doing for your Project Improv. Sometimes going outside your box is a great way to try things that you may not have tried before. I love the layout and think your friend will love it too. The quilt that you will be making with the leftover Cherry Surprise blocks looks fantastic too. I hope you get your camera gets fixed soon. It is no fun having one that is broken. By the way, thanks for the lovely comments on the Quilting Gallery blog posts!

  2. I love the fish quilt design. That is going to be awesome...

  3. Your Improv 'fish' tatoo quilt is
    going to be 'Outrageous'...I think
    it WILL be cuter than you originally thought!...the cherry
    quilt is good too....NOW...go 'Git'

  4. I love the idea of the fish quilt. Your design looks great from here. It's fun to step out of our boxes and stretch our wings. Good for you.

  5. Your fish quilt is looking awesome! You're very talented in designing quilts! I really like your layout for your cherry blocks too! So sweet!

  6. lisa,
    this is turning out just wonderfully! i love how you have put this quilt together and the personalization of the fish tattoo makes it special!

  7. Sometimes the quilts that challenge us the most are the ones we learn the most from and end up being the most proud of. I love your improv quilt!

    (Hope you get a working camera soon!)


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