Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tonight I went through the yellow scraps and pulled out all the little pieces, weird shapes, bits of leftover piecing, etc and started cutting out what will be 4" finished, 60 degree triangles. I have about 1/4 done, and I cut out all the grey and grey-on-black triangles that will alternate with them.
These will become strip sets that will go on either side of the big stars I posted yesterday.
I don't like the oranges and mustards hanging out with the bright happy clear yellows. Good thing I'll be giving this one away.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I have one section of 5" wide strips left over from a donation quilt that I made that needs to be worked in.
And this afternoon as I was driving back from a Quilt Block Ladies gathering, I decided that some big stars in black and white might look cool.
This square was my test.
Not sure where I'm going from here, but will keep you posted.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
My apologies to the non-hand quilters as you must be horribly bored seeing yet another picture of the same quilt that still isn't finished. This shot is for the handquilters who will appreciate that I spent my entire long weekend snuggled under this nice warm quilt avoiding our single digit (F) cold weather and finishing the corner that is in the upper right of the photo. I think I may be able to claim 3/4 done of the main quilt, then it's time to move on to the far less complicated two borders.
Thanks to all of you who left lovely, brief supportive comments on the previous posts.
The other question that I've been getting a lot is about how I marked this quilt.
I don't worry about being too precise on these detail grid lines as I can easily adjust a bit. When I first started I was really worried about the ending diamonds being the same size. Now I realize I'm the only one who might notice...and that variation really does give the overall quilt a little more character.
That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
For more tips on marking grids, check out these recent tutorials by Annemart at Qulting The Town Red, and Tim at Tim Latimer-Quilts Ect
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The cold weather is certainly motivation to quilt. We had a good bit of snow on Mon & Wed which helped clear the air. Someone inquired what I meant by "inversion". In the winter, we get weeks where the cold, stagnant air gets trapped in the valley and the warm, clear, sunny skies are are high elevation. Now it's just clear and cold.
I even bundled up to go outside to take pictures of the quilt...but the sun is so low on the horizon that my yard is all shadows from the trees and shrubs. Still trying to figure out settings on the camera. The successful photo was some auto setting that didn't include flash. Not sure if I can replicate. Good thing I start a photography class Tues.
Update: Am linking up to Esther Aliu's WIPs on Wed post since the applique is her Heart's Desire (though completely re-arranged) and I thought her readers may be interested. And I discovered at photography class that I accidentally discovered the "scene" settings on my new camera and the first photo was taken with bright natural light from the window and the portrait setting.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Treasure Valley Shop Hop is April 18-27. As you know...Shop Hop is an event where fabric stores stay open beyond normal hours and give discounts and give- aways.
I am planning on a fabric run on the bike, probably Sat Apr 20 & Sun Apr 21, but could shift a day one way or another (Fri, Mon) depending upon interest. I have invited the Motorcycle Club we belong to. Hope y'all like leather. And Biker Bars. And Babes / Dudes with Harleys.
Day 1 would be Nyssa (bright and early but has a coffee shop), Ontario, Baker and ending in Halfway - looking into hotel options.
Day 2 would be McCall and Crouch then home - .
Fact #1: All quilt shops are near bars.
Fact #2: I can give you directions.
If you or someone who likes to ride on your bike are interested, please contact me by Jan 31 so arrangements can be made.