Monday, July 30, 2007

The Quilt of Belonging

I've made some pretty big quilts in the past. King- and queen-sized quilts are a bugger to work on. However, I have no room to complain anymore. Behold the world's largest quilt. It's called the Quilt of Belonging, and it was assembled as a project to recognize Canada's diversity. Each of the 263 blocks represent a different nationality or aboriginal group found in Canada. The blocks are 11 inches and it stretches 120 feet long and 10.5 feet high.

The quilt took over 8 years to make. It will finally be making its first appearance in the United States at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November of this year. Check out their website for much more information, including a Photo Gallery, Tour Dates, and if you are really interested, you can view each block individually.

How would you like to do the binding on THAT quilt???

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sidewalk Story

On the streets of San Francisco, it seems there is a story around every corner. And now, literally on some sidewalks, too. It's called a stencil story, and it is an "interactive, choose-your-own-adventure story" that is stenciled onto the sidewalk in the Mission District. There are two beginnings and four different endings depending on which path you follow. You can read a little about it here, and there was even short a New York Times article as well. Very cool. I'll have to check that out soon!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Behold This is an intriguing website where you can basically make your own quilt kit. You choose your fabrics, then choose a pattern, play around with placement, order it all up and have it sent to you! (Or you can choose the pattern first if that suits you...) And it's not just quilts, there are also dress patterns as well. There is a memebership fee to make it all happen, but you can go there and click around for free. Great idea!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sounds of silence...

Sorry about the silence lately -- our internet connection at home has been very sketchy lately. One minute we're connected, the next we're not. Very frustrating!!! Anyway, I'll try to post soon. I have some sites you might be interested in...