Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yesterday two more squares found their way to me, buried under a pile of last-minute gift packages from Amazon.com. It seems like this was the week of quilts involving photo transfers, so I'm pretty psyched. I'm a bit of a nut for taking digital images and printing them on fabric, so these squares are especially close to my heart. Check 'em out:

This first square is from Enya Grave of the Ft Wayne Derby Girls. This is the first group photo that's made it onto the quilt - excellent idea! I love the embroidery too.


This letter came from a derby mom, who created a block for her daughter, Dead Lee Crush. She's a new skater for the Denver Roller Dolls, and apparently she has a very supportive mom. Hooray for awesome derby parents!

That's all for today, but I've been told that more are on the way. I also have a whole CD of photos of the quilting bee taken by the one and only Xena ParadoX, my teammate, longtime friend, and also a very patient and accommodating photographer. Expect to see those once my final paper for grad school is finished and my vacation officially starts. :D

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gifts from the Snow Day Fairy

Although I've been holed up in my apartment this weekend (damned grad school finals!) I did enjoy a few surprises. The first was a snow day on Friday (more time to work on my paper... huzzah) and the second was a very full mailbox. The following three quilt squares arrived yesterday morning:

Covalent Bondage from Central Arkansas Roller Derby sent in a square for her league. At first she was worried about it being too large, but 8" x 8" is really only a suggestion, so it's all good. Nothing about derby is cookie-cutter, and it wouldn't be right if every square were exactly the same size! This big and beautiful square will fit right in with GTA's league square, Dee Claw's personal square, and the oversized square I'm working on for Sarah Doom.

This one comes from Frag Doll of the Green Mountain Derby Dames. Rock on with your awesome embroidery! I dig the use of the Sublime Stitching roller derby embriodery pattern, and being a Nutcracker, I'm a huge sucker for pink tulle. :D

Last, but far from least, is this square from Cherry Madness of the Sacred City Derby Girls. This is dedicated to her crazy ankle injury back in September. Here are the details in her own words:

I broke my leg at practice 3 weeks ago yesterday. I have enclosed the x-ray for you to view. It rocks. 1 plate, mutilpe screws and pins. I had a 17mm dislocation of my ankle and 2 separate fractures in my fibula. Per one of my ortho surgeons, I pushed myself so hard that my ankle just exploded. Nice to know my body established a boundary. :] "

As sorry as I am to know her ankle exploded, I'm thrilled to have an x-ray make it into the quilt. This square is so marvelously bad-ass. Thanks Cherry!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two more squares from this past week

It's been a very busy week, quilt-wise. I got a few in the mail, was given some in person, made some myself, and hosted a quilting bee to get a few more squares from my league-mates. Many are still in the works, and I'm awaiting a CD of images from the bee. For now, you'll have to be happy with the following two lovely squares.

First, from the Dockyard Derby Dames of Tacoma, Washington:

Each of their home teams is represented: the Marauding Mollys, the Femme Fianna, the Trampires, the Hellbound Homewreckers, and their travel teams too. I love the different team logos!

... and this square from Killary Clinton, a freshmeat skater who joined BDD after reffing for another league.

She gave this to me as a birthday present at my surprise party. I can't get over the precise lettering, or the clean lines on the derby girl figure. Check out those button-wheels! Holy crafty, Batman.

More pics will come when I get more. I also hear I have a few packages in the mail too. Until then, check out this image of the quilt so far:

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, December 12, 2008

London Rockin' Rollers!

Purple Veexen kindly sent two squares from across the pond! Anytime I see the words "air mail" I get stupid excited. I'm always psyched to get stickers and fliers, so these will definitely have to find their way onto some of my derby things. I'm running out of room on my water bottle, so maybe I should get some kind of hard-sided skate case?

This square represents the league itself: London Rockin' Rollers. I dig the leopard print!

Naturally, her personal square had to be about as purple a square as is physically possible. Nice work, lady! It looks like the same purple as your hair in your ref bio photo!

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New location!

I switched blogs to make the quilt project easier to find. I transferred all of the old posts, but the comments up to this date are still at the old blog. If you're actually that curious about the comments, go here:


Otherwise, take a moment to write some new comments to make this blog even more interesting!