Sunny Center


I made this one a few days ago and I really like how the oranges & yellows contrast with the blues.

Just some random thoughts today~
*I really can’t wait for the new fabric collection from Denyse Schmidt to come out. I love her prints (you may have noticed that). They combine just the right amount of feminine and masculine for me, if that makes sense.
*I made my first screen using the PhotoEZ screenprint system. I am absolutely over the moon about how great not only the process is, but their customer service. They realized several days after they’d shipped my package that they’d left out 2 pieces that we supposed to be included with my set, notified me, and shipped them out. I never even realized they weren’t included. Anyway, this set is thoroughly explained in Amy’s new book. All this couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Although it is possible to get my screens burned from several folks in town, the idea that I can use this system- all the supplies are there – and burn a screen using the sun in a minute is life-changing people, life-changing! I bought the high-res set because what I wanted to turn into a screen has lots of detail, and it worked like a charm. I can’t show the screen (Christmas gifts) but I have plans to do another screen and I’ll share that one. Cool stuff!
I am going to try to keep blogging a little each day. Thank you for reading along.

  • Monique

    September 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Oh my goodness you just made my day!
    I have been looking for a way to do my own silkscreening. I found a very old school way to make my own screen with an embroidery hoop on youtube and was about to try it when I realized there was no way to get the quality I needed.
    Then I found a machine at Michaels for about $400, but it was very much out of my budget, and I don’t know where I could get a screen made where I am.
    All this to say that this is very exciting. Do you know if I will be able to layer colours? Or which ink would be the best to purchase? (Maybe this is explained in Amy’s book. I have it coming at the library!)
    Thank you!

  • Sarah Jackson

    September 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I’m loving that Denyse Schmidt fabric too – I need to make a new quilt for G and I’m trying to bide my time until it ships. Oh, and thanks for the tip on the screenprint system! That’s now on my to-buy list. And here in Phoenix I have an unlimited supply of sunshine.

  • The Antidote

    September 6, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    The colours in that quilt look amazing. Christmas gifts?? Do I need to get more organised?

  • Lauren

    September 7, 2009 at 1:08 am

    gorgeous quilt! I need to really buckle down and start one of my own! 😀

  • amisha

    September 7, 2009 at 6:16 am

    everything in this post made me do a little happy squeal 🙂 your log cabins are just so good, blair. SO good! and i am thrilled to know about EZscreenprint (and this reminds me to order amy’s book, too!). and those gees bend kits are very very cool. much as i know you’re not supposed to follow the pattern with an improv design, i am pretty tempted for that top one.

  • melissa

    September 7, 2009 at 7:18 am

    gee’s bend quilt kits?!!???!! what??!! off to go look.

  • Erin | house on hill road

    September 7, 2009 at 8:29 am

    floor pillow? i really like the contrast in this one. you are on a roll.
    i ordered the photoEZ yesterday! can. not. wait. and that also applies to that denyse schmidt fabric line. but you probably knew that about me, too.

  • Rid

    September 7, 2009 at 8:48 am

    woooooooooooooooooow Really beautiful! I loved those colours.

  • Jessica

    September 7, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Blair, I am loving all the patchwork that has popped up on your blog of late. Very inspirational. Funny how these things go – I’ve been getting into blue and orange of late too! And I have a value quilt in mind for a doll quilt, so I’ll be hopping over to that quilt along …

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 7, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Thanks Jessica, and I hear you on the blue and orange!

  • Emma

    September 7, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Wow. That is the most eye-poppingly beautiful quilt I have ever seen.

  • kendall*micayla

    September 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    love the colors in that quilting piece!!

  • mj

    September 7, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Those Gee’s Bend kits are kind of crazy! They’re beautiful, but it so takes away from the improvisational way that the originals were made. But I’m sure working through one of the kits would be a neat way to learn about the artistic style that the quilts comprise.

  • Rima Aranha

    September 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Wow. It is beautiful! The colors are just amazing!

  • Katie Buhner Swick

    September 18, 2009 at 7:49 am

    That quilt is gorgeous.

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