Monday, August 29, 2011

A challenge, something unexpected & my mind is blown (again)

I had a pleasant Sunday.

I spent the morning cutting and sewing HSTs for the Modern Quilt Guild challenge using Jay McCarroll's Habitat fabric line.  I am thinking of doing something kind of old-school with this edgy, urban fabric.  I'll show you more of my progress later, but until then, here is a tease.

Habitat challenge

In the afternoon, I did something I very rarely do: I got a book, stretched out in bed & "read". It felt indulgent and a little nurturing to nap in the daytime, but I think I needed to do it.

In the evening, while I was stitching on a quilt binding, I re-watched NOVA's Fractals: A Sense of Scale.  It is a great program, watch it if you have a chance.  There is something they say that gets me every time: a line defining a closed space -- think a circle or a square -- is, when fractal-ized (my word), mathematically Infinitely Long! Wait!?! WHAT?!? No Way!!! KA BOOOMMM!!!!
My mind is BLOWN!!!

7 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Ooh, your "tease" is very nice with the pink.

noga quilts said...

I love this block, the color selection and placement is great.
And take more opportunities to indulge yourself and "nap" with a good book! We all deserve some quality time...

Manda said...

The block is lovely. And in my world naps are essential :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm loving your latest project! Good for you having a nap and reading a book. I haven't seen that show your talking about but I'm curious now!

amy and the bad cats said...

naps rock!

Lisa said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this - I have the same fabric, and still tossing up what to do with mine!

Ginger said...

Absolutely mad for your new jay block!!!