Monday, May 4, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
My cat is only a "lap cat" if I am trying to do some hand work. This slowed my progress somewhat.
I just realized that there is a 4th block I haven't started and the 5th for the year comes out in a couple days.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
It took me a while to remember the order in which to put those rings together. I'm sure glad that I splurged and bought this magnetic pin holder for myself last time I was at my LQS. Those curves are far more successful with a half dozen pins holding each together.
Tea break is over. Back to the grind.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The prototype is finished and washed. I used orange thread for the dragonfly, blue for the center background, and purple for the outer fill. I'm pleased enough with it to use on the full sized quilt. Some of the details I was considering changing disappear with all the background fill. I am still no-good at making straight lines with FMQ.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
I was worried about how the little details on the chain would work out. It went surprisingly well. Probably because I drew the design to start with, so the curves were my normal flow.
Next up: drawing then quilting some interesting background fill.
Friday, April 17, 2015
These will be the corner blocks of the circles quilt posted a few days ago.
I am fairly sure that my plan exceeds my abilities. But I never have let that stand in my way.
Monday, April 13, 2015
It was 75 degrees in the valley today, and equally delightful in Crouch, ID.
I bought 4 different orange batiks as I have recently discovered that I don't have any orange in the stash. Which is weird as it was my favorite color when I was 5. Oh yea, I remember why. Maybe a story for a different day.
And I ran into a former neighbor in the quilt shop.
I have been really protective of "MY" Mondays off. Hubby quit his part time job so is "really" retired now. I don't mind sharing my day off if it goes like this.
Our last discussion for design involved paisleys. But he's a gear head, so I was trying to think of ways to use that to personalize it.
Here's my first attempt.
Spark Spark Paisley.