If you’ve followed along on many journeys with me, you’ll know I have a penchant for tiles and places they are used. I love tiles!
I’ve often thought that a simple hexagon tile floor ought to come with markers so we can color in the tiles to create any design our hearts could imagine. Might be messy on the socks, though --- so maybe make it a tiled WALL --- dry erase markers. Works for me!
My first day of classes in Burbank last week for the Glendale quilt show was Thursday ---other teachers had also arrived that day, or the evening before and had taught Thursday classes as well. After class, the teaching staff met in the lobby to be rounded up by quilt show staff, we were loaded into cars and caravanned to the Market City Grill in downtown Burbank. What a fun evening, and oh MY the yummy food!
But of course, what caught me right off was the vibrant tile designs outside the building ---and I bet if you saw this on your own, you would have thought to yourself “Oh, Bonnie would LOVE this!” and you’d be right!
I loved the abundance of yellow on the outside of the building…and there is NO DOUBT what is on the menu, it’s plainly written in the tile!
It was definitely a night for a gourmet veggie pizza for me. I saw one being delivered to the next table, and though there were wonderful fish and pasta dishes --- this girl wanted PIZZA! And it was yum….but look at that tile work, doesn’t it make you smile?
Square in a Square and Flying geese..checkerboards around the door…and SCREAMING YELLOW! Yeah, baby!
But that wasn’t all to tease the quilty-senses….look at our dining table:
It’s a paper piecer’s dream inspiration!
This was all inlaid stone, marble, quartz, some shell for the shiny bits, and all around GORGEOUS. I would so love to have a dining table like this – but quickly ascertained that it was way too heavy to check home as luggage…LOL But what a NEAT NEAT end to our quilt show day!
Isn’t it just LOVELY!? And it was extra fun to ooh and aahh over the table with the other teachers: David Taylor, Larkin Van Horn, Mickey Lawler & Diane Pitchford! ((Yes, I'm name dropping, we had so much fun!))
I’ve had geese and triangles on the brain ever since!
However, I’m not in love with curved paper piecing. So last night after the Big Clean Up in the studio ((interrupted by intense bursts of hail, thunder, lightning, and rain)) I drew up some little foundations in EQ and set to tackling my crumb bins. They are OVERFLOWING – and it’s either sew them up, or pitch them!
I know these are more simplified than the table above – but it satisfies my need for something “Wild & Goosey!” I’m not sure how many I’ll make, or how big I want this to be, but I haven’t had an “extreme piecing” project since the Pineapple Crazy was finished. This will travel easy with a handful of scraps, some foundation papers, and I’ll have a great “on the road” project without having to pack the entire studio with me.
I know this post is late this morning. Since coming back from California I am still seriously out of whack on my sleeping patterns. This morning I woke at 9am! I never do that --- and it’s been this way all week. I think I’m over sleeping because I’m tired, which makes me more tired. I need some exercise, and some endorphins! But the rain hasn’t helped that -----today I NEED a spring walk around the neighborhood. I’m just afraid the trees I wanted pics of had all their blossoms pounded off in the hail storm last night.
I just feel like I could lay down and sleep for a week, and this is so unlike me!
Enjoy your Sunday everyone!