Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My fiber artists group...studioQ...met yesterday.  We always have a great time...and what wonderful sharing of ideas!  A couple of months ago we decided to have a new challenge for ourselves...being inspired by the "12 X 12" group, we are doing a 12" x 12" mini quilt each month.   Each member will give us a topic...either a quote, favorite saying, etc and a suggested technique to use...that being optional to either suggest or do.

Last month our topic was "Counting Flowers on the Wall"...fun to do!  This month, the topic was "Walking On Sunshine"...the first one is mine...I used a technique on layering that I saw demonstrated by Beryl Taylor on a Quilting Arts video "Layer by Layer"...I haven't finished it yet; I am going to wait until all my mini's are done to see how I want to finish all of them.

My "Walking On Sunshine"





Three of our bunch weren't quite ready to show theirs yet.  I really enjoy seeing how differently everyone interprets the same topic!!  If you would like to see more of other works of art that were shown at our meeting, copy and paste the link below.


For the month of May we are doing "In the field of life, be a pink flamingo!"  I already have an idea of what I want to do.

I've been considering joining the "15 Minute Challenge" again.  As a fellow blogger mentioned, it is  good way to try to keep one focused!  Here is list of the items I am either working on* or want to work on:

  • T-shirt quilt for my granddaughter's graduation from High School* (the closest to completion)
  • My color challenge "Bargello" for April (Whoops...missed that date!)*
  • BOM for May*(fabric and pattern ready)
  • Cotton Robin challenge-finish and mail*
  • studioQ "Village Quilt"*(A group project I volunteered to put together)
  • workshop starts!*(Many)
  • Quilt for our bed* (fabric ready/Paper piecing printed off)
  • Challenge for May..in my head!!
  • ....and probably others that I can't think of right now!!


  1. love seeing that Susan and you were somewhat similar in thought but came up with very different pieces~!
    is the mosaic piece by Beth a fabric piece? LOVE that one~! i've been collecting chipped and broken dishes for a few years in hopes of doing something fabulous with them someday.

    hey, that fellow blogger was right and you should definately consider joining up.( ;-D ) after all it's a great way to link up with others and NOT start something new~!

    always good to visit your creative space Jay.

  2. They are wonderful! Thanks for sharing the creativity!

  3. You are so creative. I love your block and the little footprints are great.

  4. Wow, these are all great, but yours gets my vote!