Quilt of the Week
I definitely have a thing for quilts that are dramatic, particularly if they convey that drama in a very simple way. I recently saw this mini-quilt by Leanne of the blog she can quilt, and my heart started pounding a little harder. She named it “Shattered” after a friend used the word in an email. She had been trying to come up with ideas for the Tangerine Tango Challenge, and a wonderful confluence of words, music, and ideas brought her to this. I love the way the charcoal background does indeed seem to be shattering, revealing the hot orange lava within. I think the design and the name give the viewer a lot of room for interpretation and really emphasize how powerful a simple thing can be.
Blog Post of the Week
Okay, so Leanne got me all heart-poundy and then Rashida made me squeal out loud. Her new line for Timeless Treasures, called Washi, is now available and she made an a-freaking-dorable baby quilt out of it based on a design she saw on a Japanese blog. She said that if she gets enough interest, she’ll post the instructions for making it. So get over there now and tell her you want it!
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
The lucky winner of the Heirloom stack o’ fats is Marcy, who said, “OMG, I love it! It’s clean, bright and contemporary. I’d love to make a table runner with it to go with my blue and white dishes.” Look for an email from us soon, Marcy.