Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July, She will Fly

Not posting for six months.   Wow.  A Thunderstorm just past making only sound and blowing the leaves but no rain.

Six months  huh

February was Buy no Fabric February. I made it until the 18th.  I realized that I was buying fabric with out a purpose. I have so much I can't get a handle on what I have.  I worked with panels.
A valentine quilt was partial made. I JUST DIDN"T like the steampunk  browns and greys in it. So it is gathered in a bag as a UFO. I got a small child quilt done with skating as the theme. I got the village panel quilt done to actually final quilting than laid it aside ( chi ching   UFO 2) 

March I made a jewel box baby quilt in blue greens. DONE. I avoided my bee wall piece.  UFO as of today   (3)

April I started on a Checkerboard using 3 inch squares.... April was the DNA  quilt top and the 1.5 rainbow scrappy

I may have to go look at pictures for other quilts....

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