Tuesday, November 11, 2014
No I haven't died or fallen off the face of the Earth. Just haven't had much to say. To be honest , blogging is quite stressful to me. It seems to me ( at least when done by me) to be an exercise in saying " I,I, I"
I did this, then I did that etc..
When I was in high school my favorite English teacher taught me this kind of writing was of the worse order and to be avoided at all costs. Knowing this makes writing very difficult for me. I (see?) Know how to write fairly well actually but don't have the patience to do it correctly at this point in my life.
Trying to write a blog about the art you do, does tend to the "I,I,I" scenario. So there will be times when there will be only photos. If you questions please feel free to ask and I will answer ASAP
During my time away I have been busy with my CQing and with crocheting. Plus my fairy gardens and at least 10 other ' crafty' things
This block is one of a set of 9 started in 2010 when I attended the CQI retreat .Needing a small project to work on this project was born
This group have been brought out a couple times a year , but nothing much got accomplished
This year , the CQI Retreat was in Kansas City, so I couldn't bring my usual haul of projects to work on
For some reason this time these blocks were finally talking to me.
Here is the first one with all the embroidery done
It feels good to get back to what I feel is my style. My hexagon project ( which was started almost 5 years ago, before the current hexagon fad started) is quite enjoyable and I am happy how it is turning out. However each block is a color study and it gets a bit tedious working with only one color.
Color is my thing as we all know . So these blocks are a nice change of pace
Hopefully you will see me back next week with the next block done.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Well here a few more. I figure I am about 20% done
My problem is that I keep coming up with more ideas and adding blocks back in. I need to stop or this will be bedspread sized
Maybe after I get them all done and ready to assemble I can winnow out some and make 2 wall quilts
I guess I will deal with that when the time comes :)
I have no clue why this one is so small. I can't make it bigger or delete it , so......
Friday, September 21, 2012
You've heard me talk about my hexagon quilt for quite some time, but I've never gotten around to posting any pictures
I spent almost 2 months piecing hexs in every shade of every color. By the time I was done I had about 200. Then when I did the math I figured out this quilt would be humongous
Then I had to make a decision as to what to do. This took another few months
Finally I decided I would cut the number back to about 130 some
So here are the first 9 stitched, embellished and beaded
I am hoping to have this quilt, plus the under the sea AND the all pink one done by this time next year
If I stick to 4-6 hours a day this might work
Wish me luck!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I wasn't sure what a pig had to do with a water garden but I tried to go with it.
The machine embroidered pig design takes up quite a bit of a 6 inch block.
The only way I could think to add water was with a hose and have the pig wallow in the mud.
I think it turned out pretty cute once I figured out what to do
Hope she likes it
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Well with 4 hours to spare "Janet's Fault" was done in time to enter it in the County Fair
Tomorrow we will go watch the judging and see if it win anything.
Will try to get better pictures when it is hanging but at least you get the idea
I am very happy that I got my miters perfect and that it also perfectly square. Which for a non sane quilter like me it is a huge deal. I did everything I could think of to make sure the quilt didn't get marked down for any of the things that normally plague crazy quilts.
Of course they didn't know what category to put it in as there was not one for crazy quilts
Hope you enjoy it!
Added 7/15 I won a Blue Ribbon!!
Monday, June 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
I have finally gotten all the block/fans done on this quilt. It is all pieced and sewn together, but I am too short to get a good picture of this project. No matter what I climb up onto I am still not tall enough to get the whole thing in one photo. I REALLY need a design wall
Hopefully I can get the hubby to hold it up while I photograph it
Don't forget you can click on the photos to get a larger view if you wish to check out the seam treatments
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I know this block may look a bit boring. I am trying to give myself an exercise. The object of the CQJP is to learn something. SO I have decided to use the same block layout for all my blocks this year and see how many different ways this block can be made to look. Through fabric choice, texture , embellishments, focal points and so on
Sunday, February 19, 2012
What may you ask does a cake have to do with CQ? Well that bottom border looked like a seam treatment to me
What do you think? Did I catch it?
This is the lace border I did on one of the fans for the "Janet's Fault" project
Here's the rest of the block
And here are the other 3 plus some seam closeups