February 16, 2016

Indigo Moon and other Quilty Fun

I have been busy having fun making and stitching indigo moon blocks that I've had to do since I joined Quilty 365 a couple of weeks ago. I am supposed to make one block a day for 365 days. Because I was late joining I had a lot to catching up to do. So far, I have made about 40 blocks and have a few more blocks made up ready for stitching. 

I was excited when I laid them down to photograph them. It's nice to see them together. I'm liking it a lot! Excuse the red moon peeking in among its blue siblings. I think red is fitting in there perfectly; what do you think? 

On top of working on the indigo moon, I have finally finished a quilt I started 20 years ago. I thought it was time to get it done. It's exciting that I actually made an antique quilt! Another one nearly finished is the Twinkle Little Stars quilt I started in 2013 with Temecula Quilt Company. It looks gorgeous with the blocks together. This will be the next one I hope to finish! 

We had our first Stitching with friends for 2016 last Saturday. It's nice to make use of the Treehouse Studio for gathering and stitching. 

Indigo Moons all in the rows.

Looking at them from the side

Remember the Full Moon blocks?
They are coming along slowly too. 

Twinkle Little Stars Quilt. The blocks are together,
but not sewn!

Antique Quilt finished

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

An extra table was installed in the Treehouse Studio for more space. Even though there are only 3 of us in a group, with the show and tell, cups of tea and our stitching we need plenty of room to spread out our work.

Stitching with friends in session

My messy corner where I stitch indigo moons!

Bojagi cloth, work in progress

A bit of Show and Tell for you. 2015 was my 7th year of blogging. Last year, I started printing my blog posts from 2009. I have caught up this year when I printed the 2015 posts. Blogging is a journal of my creativity, travels and life as it happens. I feel good to have them all in print!

Seven blog books since 2009

Seed pods gathering

I have been collecting seed pods for the Seed Pods Art Workshop with Sophie Munns in April. I love seed pods, but didn't know what to do with them. I thought after years of looking at leaves for dyeing I would also start looking at seed pods for whatever I will need them for! 

I was happy that my friend Jacky is starting the moon project with me. She and I have been shopping for indigo fabric at Ziguzagu for years. If the indigo moons inspire you. Click here to join-in.

Until next time


Nifty Quilts said...

Looks like you've been having lots of fun. I like your scrappy backgrounds on the Indigo Moons. They add a lot. I didn't even see the red one until you mentioned it. Nice. Your more traditional quilts are beautiful too!

Terry said...

Gosh I remember the Antique Quilt. Also the Twinkling stars. You and I have a long history in thread.
I checked out the quilt along for the moons. I have a box of single hexegons that might work well in place of moons.
An idea that doesn't have a home as yet. Will muse on the idea.

neki desu said...

the bojagi !!

deanna7trees said...

so tempted to join in with the moon project but i know that i will never be able to keep up. there are too many projects in process here and there is no time for one more unless i decide not to sleep. i absolutely love the way yours is turning out....so inspiring.

Needled Mom said...

You always have the most gorgeous projects in the works, Nat. I LOVE those circles and the bojagi is amazing too.

I'd love to come play in your treehouse.

Susanne richter-antonijevic said...

my dear nat, i love all your projects,but these full moons i like most, anton and i love to look downton abbey,we bought the complete serie and are looking it for the fifth time know but in english with english subtitles,our english will be much better when we see you next time hugs to tom,susi

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Love love love your indigo moons!

Bev C said...

Hello Nat,

I did see that 365 project, yours look stunning. Your Treehouse looks such a comfortable place to sit and stitch. Good luck with the projects you are working on. How amazing to finish a quilt after 20 years.

Happy creating. Looking forward to see what you do with the seedpods.

Happy days.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your bojagi is wonderful!! Love it
I didn't think I'd like a red moon mixed in with the indigos but it didn't look out of place. I'm OK with it:)

Shasta Matova said...

Love your circles and the bojagi. What service do you use to print your blog books? I've been planning on doing that forever, but haven't gotten around to it.

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apiecefullife said...

I have looked at that a couple of times Nat but thought it would make a very big quilt. How big will yours end up? I love your fabrics, of course.

Sandi said...

Love all your indigo fabrics, that splash of red is gorgeous!

audrey said...

Wonderful indigo circles! Thanks so much for joining in.:) I need to do those blogging books too. So interesting.

P. said...

Your indigo moons are so captivating! Really love the backgrounds they are against as well. Read your other post re Meniere's and I'm so sorry for what you've been through with the dizziness. Have had ear issues myself of late, but getting better and no dizziness, thankfully. Hope you continue to feel better.

Susan C. said...

Those blue circles are brilliant, and how wonderful is the printing of your blog, a great legacy to leave your family. Must remember that!

Maryse said...

It looks fantastic, love your indigo circles!!

Sophie Zaugg said...

I really love your indigo circles !!! And your Full Moon project looks great too. It's such a good idea to print your posts. Do you use a specific tool to do that printing ? lunalovequilts@gmail.com

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