Improv Blocks

Drunk Love Quilt Top
Earlier this week, against my better judgment, we all went to Joann’s after school. I needed white kona for my niece’s quilt (I still have a bit of design paralysis on that one) and for whatever reason, I needed it NOW. While I was there, I bought a few quarter yards of the new DS Quilts Daisy Mae–I liked them much better in person than I thought I would.  At the cutting table, the clerk rang up one of the .25 yard cuts as a 250 yard cut. Even with a 50% coupon, ouch. She said, “The total is 2,000.” Gasp! Can you imagine?! Luckily, we got it figured out quickly enough.

Drunk Love closeupI first thumbed through Densye Schmidt’s book in 2007. I made the “Hop, Skip and a Jump” quilt for my son in 2009, before I knew anything about fabric selection, or the fact that “white” fabric from different manufacturers doesn’t necessarily match, or that you didn’t have to use templates for improv piecing. I’ve wanted to make her Drunk Love pattern ever since. I like this version, in the DS Quilt Daisy Mae fabrics. It’s a little busy, I would love to try this quilt in a more limited palette. We’ll see. I enjoyed just sitting down and making something for no reason at all, instead of a project associated with deadlines, swaps, or charity quilts.

And, in the same vein, I FINALLY updated my blog header, profile picture, and sidebar links. I was tired of looking at the same pictures for the last 18 months or so.

Finally, if you are interested in attending the DC Modern Quilt Guild meeting tomorrow, there is information here.  We would love to have you come.

Drunk Love

Fabric:
12 1/2” square blocks (unfinished)
Daisy Mae by Denyse Schmidt
Assorted solids (Pure Elements, Kona, and P&B)
Laura Gunn’s Painter’s Canvas & houndstooth
Lizzy House’s Outfoxed

Linked to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

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14 Comments

  1. Posted November 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Fun! I’ve got a friend hunting down some of those prints for me. Joann doesn’t ship to Canada.

  2. Posted November 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    It looks great! Nice Friday finish! Found you at Crazy Mom Quilts!

  3. Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I will have to watch for this DS line at my Joann’s. Your quilt looks great as well as your updated blog header. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Great quilt. Gotta love Friday finishes.

  5. euphoria
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    I love this! I think this is my new favorite line for DS.
    PS- the blog looks great!!

  6. Posted November 19, 2011 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Loving that color combo…fun quilt!
    Smiles~Beth

  7. Posted November 19, 2011 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    This is a dangerous time of year to shop at Joann’s – at least at my local Joann’s, they seem to hire the least experienced people they can find, then put them on the cutting table! Keep your eye on them, and you’ll be ok, though. Pretty quilt!!

  8. beth
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Glad you got that $$$$total corrected at Joanns! 😉 Love the quilt!

  9. Melanie
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Your quilt and your blog look great! I’m still planning on coming tomorrow, but I won’t be able to be there until closer to 11. I hope that’s okay! Looking forward to it!

  10. Sheila
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    Lovely quilt! I think I would love this line if I saw it in person, too. Perhaps it’s a good thing that it’s not being sold in Canada!

  11. Posted November 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Love the blog’s new look! And the quilt is beautiful.

  12. Posted November 28, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I love it! And the blog update looks great!

  13. Posted November 29, 2011 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    I just printed your Garden Windows project sheet…thanks so much! It looks like a fun quilt and I appreciate that it’s just one sheet to print!

    Also, about the DC Modern Quilt Guild…when is the December meeting? Do you meet at the same place usually? I live in southern Maryland, so it might be too far for me to drive, but it sounds like fun!

  14. miamihoney
    Posted November 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Something about this one really appeals to me…gorgeous~

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