Thursday, February 26, 2009

Oh, and the quilt as of today...

Not bad, eh? I figured I'd show off what we've all done so far. I know that some of you are wondering why there haven't been any posts about a few of these (like Ivanna S. Pankin, or Sarah Doom). This is because  these particular squares are still being worked on and aren't ready for their close-ups yet. You'll have to wait to see what I do to those, but for now, enjoy the sheer "hugeongous-ness" (pronounced huge-jung-ous-ness) of the quilt in progress, and send me some more squares of your own.

Seriously, people. Send more. I'm still waiting.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Two more.

I lied. Here are two more squares sent to me by a derby parent who's daughter skates for the Albany All Stars. Big Headed Honky's mom must be a pretty proud parent! She even blogged about these in her craft blog.

Thanks mama Honky. I love your squares, and I love how supportive you are of your daughter's crazy-dangerous contact sport. :D

At last! A huge update!

It's been some time, I know.... however, I'll make up for the longtime silence by posting lots of images. First, here's one that I'm working on myself. It's a square dedicated to Hell, the classic derby drill in which everyone hauls ass around the track for ten minutes without stopping. This particular piece is made up of red sweatpant-stuff and stretchy gold lamé from Anna WrecksYa (one of our travel team skaters), and caution tape from one of our bouts. I'm still adding to it, but the little details aren't easy to see in a photo and I figured I'd post this pic anyway:

This next one was made by one of BDD's new skaters, Bedlam Belle. She came to our quilting Bee-DD and made this square to represent this year's crop of Freshmeat skaters. I love the two pieces of meat bashing into each other. 

General Lee Feisty made this one just before she left BDD for snowy Denver. We enjoyed one short season with this fantastic skater, who transferred here from TXRD. She was there at the start of modern roller derby (you can see snippets of her in Rollergirls and Hell on Wheels) and it was wonderful to work with someone who had seen so much. Too bad she had to leave us so soon... but at least I have this to remember her by...

The next two squares came in the mail from Trippin' Daisy of the Steel City Derby Demons. First, her personal square:

... and next, her league square showing the colors of each team. Purple is for the Slumber Party Slashers, red for the Bitch Doctors, orange for the Wrecking Dolls, and green for the Hot Metal Hellions.

Lastly, I got a lovely square from Full Metal Jacque, a good friend and recently retired skater for one of our home teams, the Cosmonaughties. I miss the hell out of her, but thankfully she's not too far away, and she was kind enough to share this awesome square:

I have a few more squares that I got recently, plus photos of the quilting Bee-DD to post. I'll save those for my next update, but until then, keep 'em coming!

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