Well, I did get the first group of my calendar blocks made:
They turned out quite unusual. Steve said: well, you finished them you will have to make a quilt. He doesn’t realize the big box I have of finished blocks that are not yet quilts down in the basement.
The “No place like home” quilt is also progressing. Here is the first part:
Yes, it is Glenda the good witch. I am not certain what I will do with with her face yet, if anything and her wand somehow got bent in a weird way, but I still like her. More to come…
Dear Husband got me a great present- Quilting Block & Pattern-a-Day 2016 Calendar. Notice the dates- I’m already four days ahead. I’m rocking 2016 already.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
I finished these on the bus back from North Dakota last weekend. They came together very quickly. I did get to wear them to church on Christmas Eve. The pattern is from Alabama Chanin from Natalie Chanin. I have a matching cardigan that Steve has dubbed theatrical. He is probably right but it is still really fun. Also, last weekend I went to the Nutcracker in Fargo and both the gloves and the cardigan would have fit in perfectly.
This one came together rather quickly. I’ve since put the rows together. Now I just have to quilt and bind it:
I had an idea for a red/pink/green quilt, so I cut out these:
Problem is, that I am already a little bored with it, and I haven’t even started sewing it yet. (Sigh).
So I decided to make a Wizard of Oz quilt. I have so many ideas for this quilt, it is just jumping out of my brain. As a member of this century, I started my project by making a Pinterest. I know, I am so tech-savvy and interconnected and social media-ey. Between that and my son ordering the same thing as me at Wendy’s yesterday: I feel so young and hip.
So, I’m off to see the Wizard!
I have been busy with projects with deadlines, now all of those deadlines have passed. Going forward, I am going to try to avoid projects with deadlines. In any case, I spent some time playing this weekend. While I was making the blue quilt I just finished I did some ender leader work. I am starting a red, pink and green quilt with funky squares. I went through my tiny scraps for more squares and made these red squares to go with the blue ones:
I have a surprising amount done.
I also made another kit:
It will be a long sleeve t-shirt. I was shy about a quarter inch for the front and the back panels, so I will add a thin strip in the front.
It has been a long time since I posted and even with this one I had technical problems. But good news, I finished this quilt, and in time for the wedding:
I talked to my sister and she has already found a home for it.
Here is the back:
I love how we were able to capture all the colors from the front.
Working hard on my projects that have a deadline of October. I have four. This one is going nicely. I am struck by the beauty of the palette, which is not one that I have ever worked with before. I really wanted to feature the lovely embroidery so the colors I chose to frame it with are very delicate.
I am very happy with it, and I have the frame almost completed.
I moved most of my sewing stuff to the basement. In my particular mytopia way, I spent considerable time organizing my pre-cuts instead of attacking the giant pile of boxes full of fabric. I spent a happy hour carefully bundling these:
Whenever I am between projects and I am not sure what I will do next, I cut squares in various sizes. When I start a new project, I can pull out the colors that I need. Or I might use them for leader-ender projects, I used some hem tape to bundle them. I found one more group of squares today. I needed a piece of something to bind it so I pulled out the box of trims that belonged to my aunt Lou.
I found this:
This piece of hem tape was exactly the size I needed, neatly wrapped around a card and pinned so it wouldn’t get lost. I wondered why my aunt kept it because I can’t think of another use for a piece this short but I was glad she did because it worked perfectly.