If you saw me on Twitter yesterday you saw that it was the day of tests for me..the CSET for Preliminary Technology (that was a fun two+ hours of writing along with mind-numbing multiple choice questions) and three online quizzes for my Teaching the Exceptional Individual online class I am taking now. This class is moving along so quickly - seems impossible that I'm already a 1/3 of the way through. All of the studying has kept me away from blog reading and blog posting but that will be remedied once my boys go back to school - tomorrow.
Before I jump into the episode notes let me show you my first sewing finish for 2012 - the Quatrefoil (meaning: four leaves) block for the Modern Blocks Bee for January 2012. I just love this block and although spooked when I first cut into Alisha's fabric that she sent me (did not want to mess up), I pushed through and was happy with my result. It's my very first Bee block!
|Modern Blocks Bee - Quatrefoil 12"x 12"|
I'll start with the original needlework that possibly began in Florence, Italy (with Hungarian influences) and then was brought to other parts of Europe through trade and travel.
|Flame Stitch Pattern which began the Bargello Movement|
Chastleton House, Oxfordshire England
Walls are decorated with a flame stitch textile. 17th Century.
Next is a classic Bargello style quilt from 1994 which brings the Bargello needlework design to fabric.
|Lindahl, Signe. Bargello. 1994. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project.|
A very modern Bargello - and gorgeous. Please visit Briana's blog at http://briana-arlene.blogspot.com/.
|Bargello Windows Quilt - Briana Arlene of Briana-Arlene.blogspot.com|
Thank you to Julie from The Intrepid Thread for helping me choose these wonderful fabrics for the Quilt Along.
|Moroccan Mirage by Khristian A. Howell for Anthology Fabrics|
Alright that's it for me today.
Enjoy your Sunday~