Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Blueberries, Updates, Gee's Bend, and Gaudi (Whew!)
I had some fun this weekend making blueberry jam, but there was a blueberry explosion! I'm still cleaning it up - blueberries on the floor, the ceiling... I guess I had the heat up too high! This morning I'm tackling blueberry muffins. It seems safer.
Quick updates on two ongoing projects: The Tea Trip Around the World is coming along. It's not exactly my colors, but I know that my friend will like them. It's quick and easy using Bonnie's awesome instructions. I see that Andrea caught the bug, too! I'm going to play around with the back of The Trip to personalize it - more to come on that experiment!
The Color Purple top is finished, but I'm lacking quilting inspiration. Suggestions for an advanced beginner machine quilter? Also, a friend just had a little girl in Massachusetts and she will be the recipient of this quilt!
I see people posting the new Gee's Bend stamps. I'm excited to get some, although I can't exactly use them everyday from Finland! I saw the exhibit last summer at the MFA in Boston and my mom picked up these magnets for me and stuck them in my Christmas stocking. They were made by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for the exhibit. For those of you who haven't seen it yet - or who want to catch it again, here's the upcoming tour schedule:
Indianapolis Museum of Art, October 8 — December 31, 2006
Orlando Museum of Art, January 28 — May 13, 2007
The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore), June 17 — August 26, 2007
Tacoma Museum of Art, September 22 — December 9, 2007
The Speed Art Museum (Louisville), December 23, 2007 — March 16, 2008
Denver Museum of Art, April 13 — July 6, 2008
Philadelphia Museum of Art, August 2 — October 2, 2008
The circular magnets in the picture are from Barcelona. I was so inspired by the colors and shapes in Gaudi's mosaic work all over that great city. Here are a few photos from my trip last spring: