Monday, March 01, 2010


It's 40 degrees, the sun is shining, the sunlight is falling across our north-facing deck:  spring is coming!  I'm looking forward to driving down to Bloomington, Indiana, the sunny south to me, to see the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show.  I always enjoy this trip; I love the quilts, the town, staying in a hotel room alone, the chance to take an interesting class.  This year I'll be taking a class from Mickey DuPre called "Permission to Play--Yes, You Can Draw. "  Right.

Whether I can draw or not, the class should be fun.  We're supposed to bring lots of scraps.  Does this really mean I should throw all the plastic scrap bags of sorted by color pieces in my suitcase, or should I be more selective?  It may depend on how much time I want to spend packing tomorrow.

Yesterday and today I spent some time sewing those blue basket blocks together.  Maybe I can actually finish that top this month as well as work on the Interpret This challenge.  Here's the picture:

I'm the person responsible for this photo.  Choosing a photo is not easy.  Do you choose something pretty, something you would like to do yourself, or look for something out of the box?  I chose two of the first type, and then threw in this one as an afterthought, and fate made the choice.  I do have an idea for it although I don't know how it will work out.   The members of the challenge group are sure to create some great work from this.   Check back at the end of March.


Rian said...

It's kind of fun when you submit multiples and let Fate (Libby's hubby) choose the photo. I am cogitating ideas...I think The Muse likes it.

Nellie's Needles said...

Have fun on your quilting sojourn. As for the class supplies, I suggest you grab a handful of each color and throw them all into one bag. It's my experience that it can be stifling if there's too much to choose from. Besides, there's a room full of fellow classmates willing to share.

I'm excited about your photo choice for "Interpret This" ... oooo, lots of possiblities.

Debra said...

have a good time and relax!

Carol said...

Hi Kay
This is certainly an interesting challenge.

I stopped here via Nellie's blog. Just had to comment after looking around your posts. Not only because of your interesting talent but because I also live in Indiana. I am in the South Bend area. AND you love my Hometown and seem to go there frequently. I was born on the South Side.

Beverly said...

Enjoy your trip south, hope your classes are good and you find lots of goodies!

Libby Fife said...

Drive carefully and have a good time. Don't pack too much and don't forget a good book to read:) Oh, and clean socks...Take some pics too:):):)

The Calico Cat said...

I can't wait to hear about your class. I regularly love her quilts!

The 3 of us were in a hotel room for Mid-Atlantic - we threw the bedspread over the crib to get the little one to go to sleep.

Barbara C said...

This is a very inspiring photo: so quirky and full of possibilities.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Have a good time and enjoy it. I too am interested in hearing how it went for you.

Thanks for the photo challenge....I am still thinking but think I have found my way finally! Gotta get to the studio now!