Monday, March 01, 2010

March

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.

9 comments:

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!