Friday, January 20, 2012

MCC Crazy Quilt Update

I received these blocks in the mail today and this is some serious eye candy! The pictures don't even begin to do just to these blocks. As you can probably tell, this is the November block.

Here is the May block and someone may(ha!) have to arm wrestle this one from me!

And then there is July, I totally love the spider! So creative!

I am so blessed to be able to work with such talented crazy quilter's and am so glad they are willing to do their best work to give to charity....

Talk to you later,

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Crazy Quilt Bedspread Update

I made a little time in the last week or so to work some more on my crazy quilt bedspread. I am really pleased with the results!

Now I only have the border that goes around the bottom edge to do!

Talk to you later,

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Crazy Quilt Heart

This fall when I hosted the Victorian Stitchery Retreat, I met Allie Aller for the first time. We both admire Carole Sample's and her work and we were inspired by the lecture she gave. We then decided to make a challenge! We would use the same pattern and see the different results we would each get. Our styles are so different!

It was an interesting piecing experience that I really enjoyed!

I have started to do the embellishing and hope to have it done in a couple of days. I would invite you to check out Allie's blog to see what she has done with the same pattern, it is amazing!

Please note:  This is a pattern by Carole Samples and used by permission!  Please don't reproduce this pattern without permission...Thank you!

Talk to you later,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Supreme Saturday!

Currently the Wichita Art Museum is featuring a traveling collection that I didn't want to miss! It is the Mary Wilson Supremes Collection. Not only did I get to see the collection but it is free on Saturday's! This is a collection of to die for dresses that the Supremes wore when they were performing.

No photo's were allowed but I cruised the internet and found pictures of a few of the dresses that we saw. Pictured above was a dress that was beaded everywhere! The picture truly does not do it justice.

These were really awesome and I loved the beaded belts that were made to look like macrame, so 70's!

This was a beautiful dress that each one of them had, but they were all in a different color for each of the singer's.

Of course I would like the pink pant suit! The green dress in the front, Mary Wilson wore when she was pregnant.

The required jumpsuit with bell bottom's for a totally 70's look.

These black dresses were stunning with all of the beading on the sleeves. I believe it was made by Bob Mackie.

These pants were just stunning also! The entire pant was made with bugle beads that were stitched on in a herringbone pattern to simulate a tweed pant. The jackets were reported missing after one of their concert's but wouldn't they have been something to see!

Loved the boa's that were attached to these dresses! In our exhibit the purple one was in the middle and was made a different color so the lead singer would stand out.

These dresses were absolutely beautiful....

and they wore them to meet the Queen Mother.

As a crazy quilter, I can truly appreciate all the hours of beading that went into these dresses. As a fashion girl, I would love to be able to wear them but I imagine they are very heavy! I am still working on my crazy quilt bedspread but I have also missed embroidering and embellishing things, so I am kind of going back and forth on the projects. I will keep you posted on my progress though.

Talk to you later,