It has been a long time since I have tried to use this blog. It seems I need to have a place to post my pictures and things so that I can link them to the sites that inspired me.
A lot has happened and many things have caught my interest and led me down many paths.
I hope to create several projects in 2017 and link them to others with like interests. And I have a massive amount of learning to do in order to "use my blog like a grown up."
March 2017 -
DrEAMl! - "for those quilt projects that just reach out and GRAB you, and what do you do? You go on and let 'em because oh! it's SUCH a knock-your-socks-off design, or oh-so-pretty, or you know just the person for whom this quilty project could be, and you have to make it for that person right now."
seems to be a good place to start. The concept seems to be that when an idea strikes you fancy, just drop everything and make it. For me the idea is a prayer shawl for a friend in a lot of physical pain. Sorry quilters this will be a knitted project. My friend always says she likes best to see me doing Fair Isle color work patterns so I have pulled cream yarn from a donation box, pulled two greens and a purple from my stash and purchased a variegated purple/green. Then a visit to gather charts from Drops/Garn Studios free patterns and some experiments with shapes. Going to try for a rectangle with turquoise spacers where EZ would have had us increase for a Pi Shawl. Might work, so far I have only frogged the whole thing twice.
BOM - so many options to choose from for BOM quilts now that I am interested
I am starting with little piggies and happy birds for Rainbow Scrap Challenge but I might also start some houses.
Solstice Challenge - I have been faithfully printing off the patterns and will do my fabric pull this week. This one had enough instructions to give me confidence as my skills grow and enough challenge to keep me interested.
My Shangri La bed project - I have a new headboard, painted with flowering plants and robins so I definitely need to make a quilt to use on the bed. I am trying to use what I have been reading about. And I have a long way to go before I can claim to be accurate on any part of quilt top making. This one has 16" traditionally pieced blocks from one source (might be a Swoon block), 6" paper pieced corner stone blocks, and 6" x 16" Bonnie Hunter inspired strip pieced sashings. My DH George says he can sit across the room and hear me saying "I am sure I can make this harder."
I'll make links and post pictures as soon as I learn how.