Friday, July 27, 2012
I finished "Alibi" some time ago, but I'm not the best at blocking. Thus, the delay in post time.
This shawl measures 65" (wingspan) x 28" (drop) and was knit from a single skein of Malabrigo Sock that I purchased at The Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Who could resist the Ravelry Red colorway?!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I've really made progress on my Mill Quilt this week. Nothing like the LAST MINUTE to light a fire under your (my) creativity!
When there was "plenty of time", I simply couldn't wrap my mind around this project. Now that it needs to be completed by NEXT WEEK, I was finally able to "buckle down" and make a concerted effort at working out the design challenge set before me.
Perspective. From photo to drawing and from drawing to fabric. "Hey! Does this angle look funky to you?" That was the question of the week.
Next week's question:
How am I going to quilt LIFE into this quilt???
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Goodness knows I can ALWAYS make room for another quilt!!!
Augusta's basic units are the 4-Patch and the Half-square Triangle. With those two units (and maybe a few other bits), a quilter can create any number of quilts! The class packet showed how to make about 15 different layouts.
How is a quilter to choose???
Well, first we began with choosing fabrics from the assortment that participants brought to share. If you brought 10 pieces of fabric then you chose 10 pieces of fabric. If you brought 20 pieces of fabric then you chose 20 pieces of fabric. Utter chaos? No, there was order to the chaos. Augusta had us drawn numbers and stand in line for the first pick. Once everyone had chosen, we were lined up in reverse order for a second pick. Oh, the fabrics! What a wonderful selection for wonderfully scrappy quilts. Yes. Quilts, plural.
Did I mention that I actually started THREE quilts today?
The Simple Cross was my first choice because I wasn't in the mood for making HST units.
Then the Star option caught my eye.
But I couldn't resist Augusta's Confetti Quilt and my table-mate, Jean, was getting rather twitchy about the fact that I'd been there for HOURS without sewing a stitch. You'll have to go to Augusta's website for a peek at that. All I got done during the class was the first step on some 4-Patch units! (I made these two blocks pictured after I got home.)
All in all, I'm am happy that I attended The Cutting Bee workshop. Even though I now have THREE MORE UFOs, I had some "me" time. I had fun visiting with quilting friends that I don't see often enough. I used some stash. And, I'm not telling my UFO Club a word about it! The members are all about FINISHING the quilts that have already been started! How could I possibly tell them that in ONE DAY there are now THREE new projects on my list? YOU better not breathe a word to them. I wouldn't want them to disown me!
Until next time...
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The first week of the Summer 2012 (Ravelry) UFO Club yielded a new quilt top. Hooray!
I started with a stack of strips on one afternoon and by the next afternoon, I had a quilt top for Baby H. It's a good size for a baby quilt and it's not too big that if they wanted to put it up on the wall, that would work, too.
You DO realize that this progress means NOTHING when it comes to the question of how many quilts will actually be COMPLETED this quarter, don't you???
There is always HOPE!!!
Until next time...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
That's OK, though, because whether work or play, the result is typically (at least) one completed quilting project. Who knows how long the poor thing has been waiting to be transformed into an FO (finished object)??? In the case of the Mill Quilt - not very long. In the case of Circle of Friends - a VERY LONG TIME!!!
1. Mill Quilt
2. The Margaret Mystery
3. Crumb Quilt (Make a backing, etc.)
4. Where's Jackson
5. Baby J's Quilt (Layer, quilt, etc.)
6. Baby N's Quilt (One or the other of these. NOTE: Decided on the pink/purple one.)
7. Baby H's Quilt (Top completed)
8. Inspired by... The Series (All need binding)
9. Calico Ric Rac (Layer/quilt, etc.)
0. Circle of Friends
The Mill Quilt MUST be completed during this session! Of the others, I'm really hoping to finish the baby quilts. (For goodness sake! Baby J is TWO, already!!!)
Note: Other photos can be found in earlier posts or on the Summer 2012 UFO Club Ravelry pages.
Good Luck to all of the members of the Summer 2012 UFO Club! (And, please, wish me luck, too.)
Until next time...
Monday, July 2, 2012
We separated the Club into two sub-groups, again. One group remained as before, sending FQ rewards for completed projects. The second group decided that they either weren't interested in sending FQs or that the mailing costs no longer fit within their budgets. All the fun and encouragement of the Club, without the added stress!
SunshineMom: 1 completed project
basketcase9702: 3 completed projects
loisbemis: 1 completed project
KK454: 3 completed projects
fishandstitch: 4 completed projects
Lisa-Bird: 1 completed project
needleb: 2 completed projects
AerieIris: 1 completed project
PickKnitTime: 1 completed project
Lucky13: 2 completed projects
dancergrrlliz: 1 completed project