Monday, March 07, 2011

Twists and embroidery

My friend G has an embroidery machine with some mola-inspired designs and she made this one for me! It's beautiful -- much more vibrant than it shows in the photo. I think it will make a great panel on a satchel.
All my strip twist blocks are now spider blocks!

I had to rummage through my stash to find fabrics that coordinated with the jelly roll strips I was using in order to get enough blocks, but I think they worked really well. I'm going to join them with white sashing and borders to make a summertime twin bed quilt. Woo-hoo! I haven't made a real bed quilt yet that I'll keep in my house -- this is my first!

Also, I have been trying to redesign my blog but the template designer shows only grey no matter what I do. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thank you!! **UPDATE -- After much searching on the help forums, I discovered that the new template is incompatible with the older version of Firefox that I was using, so I updated that and now I can play around with the new templates!**

5 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the twisty quilt! Very fun.

Blogger template designer - are you using the new or the old version? I think designer only works with the new. In your settings, check the bottom of the settings tab and be sure post editor is checked as "Updated." Hope that helps!

LC said...

This is a great looking set of blocks!

em's scrapbag said...

No help with blogger, sorry. Found Julie's comment helpful. Love your blocks. They are going to be a beautiful quilt.

ROZ said...

interesting embroidery, and I like what you've done with the quilt! I can't help much with the blog, there's still some stuff I haven't figured out what to do on my blog, and the Google directions are like a foreign language to me

Sharon said...

Your spider blocks are great! Very clever of you.

And the mola embroidery is beautiful. It will be wonderful on a bag.

Glad you figured out your blog template issue. It can all be rather confusing, at least to me!