Monday, January 25, 2010

Some Quiltiness

I showed you the face of this one -- a copy of a Mondrian composition rendered in scrap corduroy -- last summer, after I finished its face. Now it's quilted and I've got the binding on it. It just has a few hours of handwork left.



And here's StormQuilt #10, a heavy utility blanket made out of a bunch of worn-out t-shirts. It's completely done, albeit a bit... you know... ugly.


I decided to see if I could make a one-day blanket on Saturday. I used the same big box of corduroy that the material from the Mondrian and SQ#11 is from. I couldn't quite finish it, but it only needs a few more hours' work now.


Mrs5000 bought the big box of flannel for a buck at a yard sale, and there's still at least one more quilt's worth left. At 25 cents per blanket, it's a pretty good price for fabric.

Then, I completely finished this one before taking a terrible fuzzy picture of it. It was kind of an experiment; I bought the same set of six fabrics as frequent L&TM5K commenter Jennifer, with the idea that we would both put a quilt together and see how similar or dissimilar they ended up.


Clearly, we are peas in a pod:


Strangely, I'm not the only one to have finished up a quilt in Castle5000 lately! Honorable Vice-Dork Emeritus Rebel finished this quilt while she was staying with us over the holidays. It's awesome.


Also on the Creative Front...

Many of you will remember Phineas, who was a regular around these parts a while back and a major player in the Monday and Thursday Quizzes. He's deeply into the food thing these days, and writing about his culinary adventures at http://www.beabettercook.blogspot.com/. And to keep things really interesting, he's in the process of trying out for some kind of cooking-related reality television show. We'll keep you informed.

5 comments:

Tom McGuffey said...

M5K,

Thanks for the shout. But more importantly, I must have the Mondrian quilt. How awesome. Name your price.

Phineas

Rebecca said...

Yay for quilty goodness!

Your yellow quilt looks like a bunch of stethoscopes. And as I mentioned, I really like the latest storm quilt, and know of a home where it would be well loved. =)

Michael5000 said...

@Rebel: But you didn't say "name your price."

Jenners said...

Wow ... those are some interesting and vividly colored quilts.

Rebel said...

Yeah... there's a reason for that. No buying quilts until I have a... you know... J.O.B.