Friday, January 23, 2015

Word for 2015 --

Like so many others I've decided to choose a word this year to help me stay focused.  So what's your word? you ask.  Drum roll....

BEGIN

As in BEGIN something new, BEGIN to begin, stop procrastinating and BEGIN to finish.

So in order to begin I've made up a list of some "BEGIN" things.  One of those lists includes the various works in progress that have been sitting on a shelf, hiding in this nook and that cranny.  I'm going to BEGIN to finish.  Here are a few pictures of some of them.


This little wall hanging has been sitting on the shelf for a number of years and deserves to be finished.  It just needs to be quilted and bound.  I'm calling it Three Gals On The Beach.


A couple of years ago, I attended a retreat where the theme was 60 degree diamonds.  From the fabrics that each participant brought, they had left over diamonds.  I collected them, made these stars (Seven Sisters) and thought I'd make them into a lap quilt as a memory of the retreat.  Hmmmmm....didn't get very far did I?  I think I'll place them in a "higglety pigglety" fashion with a lot of background and some FMQ practice.  What do you think?

These next two I posted about back here.  They need to be quilted and bound.

Let's see how many of the 50 items I managed to list, I'll be able to BEGIN to finish.  

Monday, January 19, 2015

Finally done

I finally got the Celtic Knot work done on my sampler.  It took until now to get all of the corners appliqued.  Here is what it looks like so I can begin to sandwich and hand quilt it.

I had previously posted about this piece here.

Two of my friends and I have begun working on a wall hanging. A local church where our Guild meets asked if anyone would make a wall hanging to cover an electrical panel that is over their coffee counter.   We have laid out various scraps into something we hope will do the trick.  Here are pictures of what we have laid out so far.  The area we need to cover is 38 inches high by 60 inches wide.
This is the left side,
the right side,
and ideas for the middle.

Now I'm off to begin listing the various WIPs that I want to finish this year.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

More postcards

In a previous post I mentioned that I had joined the Snowflake Postcard exchange hosted by Brandy Lynn of Canadian Quilt Talk Radio.  Well this is what I found in the mailbox after trudging through the snow.
This one is from Gemma in New Jersey,

and this one came all the way from Australia from Judy.

Aren't they wonderful?  But that's not all.  I got a surprise I was not expecting.  A Christmas postcard from my Tangled Textile friend, Judy.  Isn't it a beauty?

I wish I could get a closer picture.  The "rays" are delicate gold threads that have been couched in place, and the star itself is crazy patched.  Lovely!