Happy Monday morning and welcome to Calamity Kim where I try to share my projects and process as I sew, stamp, paint and conjure up inspiration while trying not to burn down the house or stab myself with too many pins!
I have been a part of a Flickr Group called Row 10 this year that is comprised of 10 women who each have a month with a theme of their choice and I wanted to share a few pictures from July's row which is for Laura J.
This block has some of my favorite things- red cap mushrooms and gnomes raw edge appliqued on top of some random pieced woodland fabrics. I started a Flickr Group for red cap mushrooms this summer and if you enjoy them too you might want to take a peek at the gallery of loveliness over here.
I like to try to tell a story and this is about Mr Toad as he sets off on an adventure to try to catch some new butterflies for his collection while Mr Turtle heads down to the lake for a swim. Laura will sew all the rows into a quilt top that will be for her son Aaron and the colors she chose are easy to work with- green, blue, aqua, brown and small splashes of red and yellow with a woodland theme.
I am a bit behind as this was due by the end of July but they are very forgiving and understanding when it comes to deadlines. I am getting caught up this week and look forward to the red and gray theme with liberated words for August. My word is song and I was thinking about mermaids have songs so we'll see what happens when I get there. Last week I finished June's row for Sara C and it was great fun with orange, pink, purple liberated houses on black and white backgrounds.
Here it is finished right before I got it shipped off to her. I enjoy making the houses in the Liberated style of Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran and strive to be as wonky and imperfect as possible but it really is difficult not to make everything straight and perfect!
I love this sweet little house and couldn't have made it without the gnome fabric from my friend Susie. The Heather Ross gnome fabric is so difficult to find and I really appreciate her generous sharing with me. Isn't he cute in his little house with cupcakes cooling in the windows?
I called this house block "no time to sit" as it featured chairs and a Heather Ross mermaid who can't really sit in a chair and doesn't have time because she has to get this row done! Yes, mermaids have keep me occupied this summer and I have enjoyed playing with paper but am now behind in my fabric!
Getting caught up feels really good and I can't wait to get LJ's row finished and start on Anita's row for August.