Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The day starts with a FUN Puzzle! Stay tuned for four new quilts and more!

I have dozens and dozens of blocks that have been sitting here and I am finally taking them and putting them together for some quilts for examples. Such Fun! I have all kinds of black or dark background and am adding and subtracting to make new sections and then quilts....it is such fun to see how the puzzle goes together and what else we need!
I am going to make more and I want lots more birds and bugs and flowers in here...
I am thumbing through the Flower Power book for more ideas (so many!) and adding some wonky baskets and pails and fun things....it is really ALOT of fun not knowing exactly what a quilt is going to look like and learning to trust your inner artist! THAT is the making of a mature inventor and a great way to take the road less traveled which is actually ALOT more fun. Come in June and take MY retreat which is held in Idaho and you stay in Washington...we go to Farm Chicks for lots of inspiration, go to awesome "Art in the Park" and then spend five days sewing, making super friends from all over and visit one of the best quilt shops ever. We have a ball and make some pretty wonderful quilts. See more info at Marylouweidman.com

4 comments:

Patty ♣ said...

I think I love the idea of Puzzle Quilts a lot!
Your retreat sounds fun too.

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Marylou your retreat sounds like a dream!! I am admiring your puzzle quilt. It may be one of my favorites! I hope your hand is feeling better! Take good care! E

DianeP said...

Wow! Who would have thought so many puzzle pieces with so many backgrounds and colors would go together so well!?!?

Sounds like everyone will have a wonderful time on the upcoming retreats!

Hope your hand is feeling lots better!

Colleen said...

I enjoyed this post so much. Today while shopping at a local quilt shop I found a funky green (not lime, not apple green ) hmmmm I think I will name it and use it as a background for my next story quilt. I just got my inspiration from this post!!!