Sunday, May 12, 2013
I finished piecing my guild challenge quilt, It's a Dud. At the December Christmas party, we all drew out a piece of candy from a dish. Who knew that piece of candy would be a quilt challenge? Once the candy was picked, we were told to create a quilt inspired by that candy. Because one of my favorite candies is Milk Duds, I immediately picked that candy. Wow, what a tough challenge to come up with a quilt using that for inspiration! Well, here it is...colors inspired by the orange of the Milk Dud lettering and browns from the caramel and chocolate of the duds themselves. The circle shapes were inspired by the round duds and the partial circles were inspired by the duds in the box piled on top of each other so not the whole dud was seen. I did notice that the bottom middle of the last row needs to have the 2 center blocks redone because of the colors being reversed. I have the blocks done, just need to remove the ones in the quilt and replace them with the right color combination. Now I have to decide how to quilt it.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I just got another pattern today, but I am keeping up, having 23 blocks finished and 2 full rows sewn together. Here are Job, Psalms, and Proverbs.
I have always hated paper piecing but fell in love with a diamond log cabin at a booth in Paducah at the quilt show. It is only 26 inches square but the pieces finish at only a little more than 1/4 inch per log and there are 17 logs per diamond. I'm really making headway as you can see. Ok, not really, but at least the pattern pieces are cut.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I got my clue for April finished with its border and 20 square in a square in a square blocks. I just looked at May's clue and Arrrrgggg! More square in a square in a square. I hate making those! I'd rather do a thousand flying geese. I'll go put on my big girl panties and get those buggers done.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I spent Thursday, Friday, and a couple of hours Saturday in Paducah, KY at the quilt show. I have been using my stash almost exclusively for the last couple of years, but I fell off the wagon this year. My stash started getting low and I panicked. Here are my purchases of gorgeous fabrics, a couple of patterns, and a paper pieced log cabin pattern challenge from a friend I met from Tennessee.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
For those of you who have been asking where my webshots pictures have gone, I am putting photos on Flickr now. Webshots changed to Smile and it isn't working for me so I moved some pics to Flickr and am now adding current photos frequently. Here is my Flickr address: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50806472@N07/