I can always tell when I'm a bit stressed as blogging and quilting become a bit of a challenge. Several posts are in the drafts folder waiting for inspiration, and perhaps something else, the trash bin, the right time? Writing ideas are much like quilt ideas: right time, right place, right skill-level - the words… Continue reading Well, I didn’t see that coming
Over the last couple of days I've been stitching out a couple of in the hoop projects and editing patterns for a friend. This part is incredibly enjoyable as there is a need for attention to detail. In making the thing, and working through the pattern, as it is in the making that some mistakes… Continue reading Stitching, stitching
Admit it, you're singing it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhZba-P7R18 This is a tale of gratitude. Ready? Last night my Rowenta was evicted from my house. Permanently. Allow a little latitude. Some years ago my iron stopped working for no apparent reason. A trip to one of my favorite shops to obtain a new iron. Plugged in new iron,… Continue reading Hot! Hot! Hot!
Creative Brain has taken over, deciding to take her time deciding how to get the Big Idea for this quilt: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfWTUm8hzu7/?taken-by=terilucas In taking her sweet ol' time she's decided to go ahead and take a bunch of already pieced four patches, stitch those together, then add 9'' x 18'' rectangles. Said fabrics are all chosen… Continue reading I had to Laugh
Still waters run deep! Over the weekend someone shared that they'd been playing I Love Hue, and it's a great way to learn to understand color. I agree, very much. Each level has a group of tiles, several fixed, most movable to sort according to shade/tone. You get to see the proper sorting first, then… Continue reading A Nip o’this and that
This quilt has a mind of it's own and is speaking clearly, showing the direction she wants to go in. I'm going along for the ride, navigating to the mysterious destination. There is a "filling up of the creative well" as the piecing happens. Creative dryness is exhausting physically and emotionally. While spurts of creativity… Continue reading Enjoying whatever this is
So after taking the seam ripper to Letha's Electric Fan Quilted Block of the Month to remove some stitching that were behaving badly, well it wasn't so much the stitching as poor basting on my part. However it's so much easier to blame the quilt than take ownership of poor work on my part,… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – next step part 1