Saturday, February 11, 2017

Snow...

February can be a challenge in Central Maine.  We are in this snow... break more snow pattern.  We have 18 inches promised for tomorrow.  Fun events cancelled left and right.

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have gotten the 12 paper pieced blocks bordered and if I have my design wall up they would be doing the design dance.

I have been storm locked.  I had an art quilt ( self portrait that used some of this rather boring red in it...) I got a version done...and they cancelled the meeting.  I designed and finished one more Penobscot County block ( Steven Kings house) than started on Dorothea Dix...I found that pink valentine quilt also with the wonky crosses and have it in my air traffic control circling. I said yes to a three day retreat in Jackman Maine 135 for everything... food etc.. Sorry I could not resist...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

mid month

I have a large bag of scraps. Any one want them? Seriously... Getting through your stash one scrap at a time is very slow.
I have not bought any fabric in the month of January.
I am working on some 14.5 inch stars using all scraps..... have 6 blocks completed.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Something old...Some thing new..

Starting the 350 block count for 2017.  I picked up a pack of 9 patches at a state meeting. The fabrics were very very traditional ie I believe the 70's with that dusty rose pink.  Forgive me if you love that color but I certainly dont.  I tried a disapearing  nine patch. That looking pretty bad to me.  Mind you the blocks did not have contrasting
value. Than I got the idea to miss two blocks together. The result was chaos.  And I WASTED alot of time trying to improve it.  Finally it was give up or ... It is a small swiss dot and it does lie flat
I hadn't ironed enough before the photo. It  is a lap quilt now... Hopefully some one will love it.(Donation scrappy quilt one 17 blocks.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Final Count down two and three

Two clear surfaces.... This was a great one as I had clear and clean to pit 4 people in my sewing room. There is a clear reality that a clean surface needs stuff on it. I have triangles laid on on one, and cut down squares from scraps on the second.

Than I sewed.

Three: Commit to a year of.... I commit to using the fabric that I have.  Which is enough to cover most of the eastern sea board.

Friday, December 30, 2016

up date

With the best of intentions I went to the sewing room to clean. Instead I sewed...

Prarie Moon's final count down

Wow, it is a relief to know others have great piles o fabric.  The challenge is to get your fabric more organized.

Before shots of the disaster zone...

 there is a flamingo on the floor...

Before.  Looking makes me realize I do 1/2 the space at a time for cleaning I can clearly see which half needs help