Friday, February 25, 2011

Progress - Baby Steps toward goals

It's a start...can you see it? (chain block). I'm considering keeping those outer points and adjusting the quilt overall to fit! Having MUCH fun with it! Will miss blogging friend in Tennessee who will be absent for awhile. Will revert to old fashioned calling and writing :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 - Will be THE year for FINISHES!

I almost hate to put another post here because I like the looks of my appliqued block from last post SO much. But, this looks pretty good too. It is the full view of the freezer paper template for my new papercut applique. I have begun sewing it a little every few nights. I have been alternating between sewing and going to work out at the gym! I have already made one modification. The pointing appendages on the corners had to go. They made the block a little too big for the 14" block and I did not want to re-draw and re-scale the entire piece so I let those corners go. I still think it will be wonderful! The other wonderful thing is that sewing goes well with writing (writing reward). Yep, that means I am writing too! It has dawned on me that I am working on a theme for 2011. I want this to be the year of finishes. There are many opportunities to be successful in this realm. Can't wait to go forward!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Papercut Applique

Finished this about a week ago. It was a from a Baltimore Album block session I attended taught by Zolalee at Quilter's Corner last fall. I had been eying this design for awhile but never imagined I could/would make it. Nice and portable to v-ball diva's tournaments. I ENJOYED it SO much! Decided to do more. Inspired by paper cut of quilts seen in a book I picked up at the Baltimore Historical Society (and some seen in person :), Hawaiian style applique, and Beyond Baltimore: A Prairie Album Quilt book (DeArmond, Lang, & Spitzti) I designed my own 14" cut out pattern to complement the first one during the snow days! Here is a sneak peak...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Reporting in from Snowklahoma

Current temp. at 10am is NEGATIVE 4 degrees, sunny, and beautiful snow on the ground. No school for dd...again, day #6 total. These are lifetime events in this part of the country.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow day # 4

More snow today. Very unusual for around these parts. Beautiful!