Monday, December 31, 2012
Instead, I got to wear my Naughty Pirate Boots to a Christmas party.
Watched the Boise State Bowl game with my husband and mom at Jack's Man Cave Garage.
Which coincidentally matches the color of the new kitchen.
He also made hummus...which also matches the paint.
Inside each square is a different free motion filler design. This includes McTavishing, Matrix, Echo Arches, Swirl, lines & pebbles and a squarish stippling. Paisleys (my favorite to do) between in the sashing.
The band at the opening are long strips with straight line quilting.
Rumor has it, however, that she has been "saving" this quilt not using it. Bad Girl. This is a utilitarian quilt made to be used. Machine wash warm and tumble dry. If you wear it out, I promise to make you a replacement.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Talked with my mom last night and she is thinking that her next international trip (she takes 2 a year) may be to return to Australia. I tried to convince her that I am well known down under (to certain blog reading quilters) and should go with her. So...when should we go? Spring or Fall?
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This is not moving as quickly as I'd like, as the head cold I am fighting is making me a little fuzzy. A half gallon of herbal tea, a couple adult beverages and a lot of sleep seems to be holding it at bay.
But on the other hand, this error (of course it was right in the CENTER of the panel) supports the theory that I'm less than 100%. I managed to knock about 10 blocks off the design wall while I was removing them to sew and it appears I'm not as clever as I think I am.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Citrus Squares quilt which was in turn a variation of Jackie's at Canton Quilt Work.
And I am still quilting away on the Hearts Infatuation.
Unfortunately, I feel a cold coming on.... may not have any progress to brag about this weekend.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
I cut strips 3" wide in yellow and misc white on white fabrics. I marked them with 3" squares and one diagonal line.
My dad used to always point out that you figure out the best way to do a project just as you are finishing up. I was pretty pleased with myself when I figured out about a quarter of the way in that I could line up several strips at a time and sew across all of them.
I know that there are people who like getting into a rhythm with piecing. I'm not one of them. I hate piecing.
Here's a hint about what the finished product will look like.