Thursday, February 24, 2011

Modern House Applique BOM

This Sunday, I'm teaching the Applique Block of the Month at A Verb for Keeping Warm.

Come on and join us if you live in Northern California, it is going to be so super fun.

The theme for our class is modern homes and the block this month is based on a home designed by Joseph Eichler, a well known modern architect.

A few of my quilt group friends live in his homes and they are beautiful and filled with light inside. Hopefully I'm doing this one justice by the quilt block.

A couple of notes for you on goodies I picked up at Stitches West last weekend (in case you ever knit):

Imagiknit: Very interesting yarn booth that was there at the yarn show. I could not help but get a little bit of their Madeline Tosh yarn (lace weight) and also some Malibrigo yarn (again in lace weight).

Sincere Sheep: My friend owns this shop and dyes some beautiful yarns and fibers with natural dyes. I got some goodies to try and make socks.

Feeling Ewe: (link is email address only) What a cute name! I could not resist their superfine Merino and cashmere blend. I got some to play around with that was a natural white color.

Becoming Art: The fiber that I got in this booth was wildly beautiful and is part cashmere again. I am a sucker for it right now.

Finally, and nothing to do with Stitches West...

Have you seen this fabric with Unicorn Meat chart on it? Odd, right? I am attracted to it somehow, don't ask me why.


Elizabeth said...

Marisa this is so amazing!!! We live in an Eichler and I had been pondering doing a midcentury style house quilt (in my nonexistent free time -- I truly don't know how you do all this!). You could really do a whole series and turn it into a book!

Wind River Quilting said...

Years ago, my Aunt and Uncle lived in an Eichler home in Mountain View. I have very fond memories of that house, and yes, it was full of light. What a great and original idea for a BOM. If I was still living in that area, I would come and join you. thanks for sharing.