Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I must have made this top three, four, five years ago at a workshop utilizing Ricky Timm's idea of "Convergence" quilts. I finished making the top at the workshop. Then I took it home and was in trouble.
In the body of the quilt I wanted to have a different quilting pattern for each of the matching segments.
Here's a close up of some of my wavy quilting. In the block the waves are closer and smaller. In the border they are much gentler. Just make it wavy enough so folks don't think you meant to make it straight!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
One of the things that slows down my completion of UFOs is -- finding or making the back! I am so relieved when the top is finished that I DON'T want to spend any more time with it. Hmm, this means it is really not completed.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Bound, washed, dried and on the table for dinner tonight, a Flying Geese "double" placemat. We sat opposite each other and enjoyed the setting for tilapia, red chard, and homemade bread. And we even had dessert: Key Lime CAKE by Pepperidge Farm.
I'm on to the next UFO, another small one. I had earlier put together four leftover blocks from the batik Strip Twist, so I have a central medallion. Now I'm framing it with two borders.
Now a little knitting of another SECOND sock while watching the World Series. Come on, Phillies!
I have enough money to buy shampoo for the homeless
Good book for study group: The Known World
New Apple desktop computer delivered today
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Time to get cracking on finishing some UFOs!
Jacquie at Tall Grass Prairie Studio is inviting/challenging all crafters to make space for "Joy in The New Year" by clearing out UFOs. That will make the New Year free-er and more creative.
I am committing myself to completing one per week, that is NINE.
Click here if you want to join in
So here's the one I'm working on right now:
The strip of Flying Geese and the strips of red squares have been hanging on the back of the sewingroom room divider for months and months. Suddenly I saw that they could go together to make a "double" placemat for Charlie and me. We usually sit across from each other at the diningroom table, across the width of the table. I think this can lie from his side to my side, and we will each have a placemat out of it. And spcae in the middle for salt & pepper, etc.
I am at the point of quilting it now. A great advantage of these smaller items, such as the doll quilts, is that I can quilt them myself on my own machine.
AND in four more posts I'll be at #300, so a little give-away [one of the finished UFO's, of course] is being planned. It will go to one of my "followers" on Blogger. Sign up if you want a chance!
Charlie home from trip to St. Louis
He bought me a new Apple desktop computer, soon to be delivered
Finally got the scilla bulbs planted under the Bur Oak