Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fist pumps!

My friends from Jersey have informed me that the quilt is now legit. Thank you Doom Hilda for repping New Jersey's newest derby league. She sent in this lovely square showing off the Jerzy Derby Brigade league's logo and one of their two teams, the Corporal Punishers.  Rock on, Doom.

The quilt may be legit, but it's far from complete. I mean, how can it be without any of the other Jersey leagues represented? Jersey is a small state blessed with a ton of leagues, and I'd hate for the quilt to inaccurately represent this state teeming with skaters.

What do you say, Garden State, Jersey Shore, Shore Points, Hellrazors, South Jersey, Skyland, Psycho 78's.... am I missing any? You want in or what?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I love Derby Skinz

It looks like a drag queen threw
up in here.
Nasty Niss, I love you to pieces. At Derby in the Burbs, she was kind enough to offer to send me a pile of scraps to use in the quilt. Shortly thereafter she sent me this box of stretchy, holographic awesomeness. It was a very, very good day.

The photo doesn't adequately show the size of the box, which is jam packed with  every pattern you see on the site. The strips between the quilt squares in the next section (yes, NEXT) will be all kinds of fancy. Also, the color of the strips will more accurately reflect the colors we typically see on the track, as everyone who is anyone wears these things.

Thanks Derby Skinz, and thanks Nasty! I can't wait to play with these.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Derby in the Burbs

Remember how I said that Meredith from Suburbia Roller Derby made an even better square than her previous contribution? I finally got around to taking photos of it to show off. It's worth clicking the photo on the left to view it full size. Killer embroidery, eh?

Any news on the derby name, Meredith? Thank you so much for making such a gorgeous piece, and for agreeing to part with it for the sake of making sure Eastern Regionals 2010 was represented in the quilt. Between you and an upcoming quilter, this next section of the quilt will look quite sophisticated. Nicely done!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Interview on

Uma and Tim form interviewed me about the quilt during Uproar on the Lakeshore, and the video is up. Click on the photo to the left to view it.

Thanks you guys for taking an interest in the quilt! I was dead serious about that nudge to all you Aussies and Kiwis out there. ;)