Monday, January 15, 2018

Reflections on MLK day

There is just the hint of a pale yellow on the horizon:the pre dawn. I have continued to keep up the quilting   Nine blocks on the Animal Holiday quilt which is 60 x 60.  I have tucked away 14  I spy blocks.  The 16 patch came back from the long arm.  I sent the LA er away with a king sized top.

I have a lot of other things going one for the next two days, so there won't be much sewing. Which is a bit sad.  If every one was not asleep at my house I would be  sewing. Ha.

I am hoping for a kinder year.  Martin Luther King had a dream.  That dream has had a lot of stress and tears and holes punched in it. As a quilter I want to take my needle and make it beautiful again.

We are the future.   Make it a safer one.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Documenting the Santa Pack.

When the light is good and I can snag a Santa from the wall, I have been taking better photos of them. When I stopped painting new images about 6 years ago I started giving away originals.  Seriously no one needs the number of Santa's

 that I have.  However this year I began to finish off some new pieces.  And my husband gave me a large flat light box so I can make clear copies of the original drawings...  Bliss.  So Santa love is crossing over Fabric lust.   NOt sure what is coming out of it.  ... Off to sew for a bit.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

350 block challenge

in 2017 I had   Randy: 477 (March prize winner!)  So I need to break that in 2918.

I got 80 blocks in the last week of December.   I began a new quilt this week.  I am going to narrate how the quilt came to be.  I found a lovely bit of Holiday fabric that I bought (5?) years ago. It is beautifully designed with an aqua cerulean blue back ground  star/snowflakes with red green  bits of color ... I hung it on the wall hoping to figure out what to do with it.  I found a set of panels of winter animals with wreaths on their necks.  4 dollars for 8 panels. I started cutting them and decided they had WAY too much white in them.  I took the panels and worked backgrounds into them that brought the blue in the bit  of holiday fabric. I used pigment colored pencils. That took a bit of time.  I decided to edge each panel with 1 1/2 inch sash of black. Than I started making a red and white sashing. The first was way too large at 3". I reworked it to 2 1/2 strips that wer ethen cut to 2 inches.
It too a bit to figure out how to place them to keep the  stripe.   I needed one more block so I made a sawtooth star using the blue fabric on a white ground.  I am at the point where I will trim the corners and fgure out how large the final border will be using that lovely fabric....

Friday, January 5, 2018

NYR I will post photos regularly

In the belly of the snow storm I snapped pictures of two in progress quilts. One a pile of eye spys, The second one is the nearly completed 16 patch donation quilt The third quilt I am working on is a series of panels...

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!!!

I sold all those bowls and probably could have sold as many as I could make..... Interesting visit in to the crafting world.  Not the correct place to sell quilts tho.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Down Stairs repair and renovation

Heading into the 9th week of having people banging away at my house, sometimes 7 days a week has been an experience that I believe only people who have been through it understand. I never realized that it is a joy to sit in your pj's in the morning. I am retired and I like wandering around a bit. I have one eye on the clock because the refrig is being moved across the new hardwood floor at 8:30 am.  During this period I have quilted more. I made a huge wedding quilt for the next nephew or niece who ties the know. I have done some art quilting, I decided the big Penobscot quilt is going to be quilt as you go and went back and quilted the 8 blocks.
The garden has died. I get a few veggies still, carrots, kale, beets, parsley.