Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sizzle -- a color fix

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but my studio is so delightful! I've been collecting colorful fat quarters for months to put into a baby quilt commissioned by a friend, and I finally started sewing it yesterday.

The blocks go together pretty quickly, with angled strips being sewn onto 11-inch muslin foundation squares. There's no thinking involved other than choosing colors that make each other pop, so it's sort of meditative. I almost wish it wasn't going so quickly, except for that baby deadline. Gotta get it done and in the mail to Philadelphia before the grandkid pops out next month.

For another kind of sizzle, here are some hot pads made for our quilt guild's holiday exchange:

Have a colorful day


Judy Ferguson said...

As usual, you do a great job with color. As I age and my eyesight gets dimmer, I find that bright colors are so attractive, no matter what I make. That cowboy will never work for a great grandma. lol

Sherrie Spangler said...

It was a sweet little grandmother who grabbed the cowboy!

Ladybug said...

I, on the other hand, LOVE that cowboy - when you're too old to look, you're TOO old!!

Great job, Sherrie - what a fortunate new mom & baby.