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Monday, September 24, 2012

Please Prove You're Not a Robot

Does anyone else find this annoying? 

I may be a bit slow, but sometimes it takes me four tries to leave a simple comment.  I can't imagine how anyone with vision problems could read the "codes" we are to type to prove we are real, live people. 

Seems like its getting harder all the time, and eventually it'll be such a hassle that people won't comment any more.  That will be a sad day indeed. :(

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gold Leaf Flimsy

One autumn-y quilt top complete, one more to go!
I made the center leaf square at a class.  We used a bleach paste painted onto various objects and then stamped onto black fabric - to remove the dye.  My leaf has been waiting patiently for my attention for more than a year, but now it's the focal point of this 20' x 20' wall quilt.
Once it's quilted and bound, it'll hang in my Sweetie's cubicle at work.  :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Amateur Photography

My sons work for a sporting goods store, and needed pictures of themselves doing their favorite sports.  I took the top picture of DS1.  You wouldn't believe how long it took to get picture to snap at the exact moment his leg extended!

DS2 had his dad take this picture, but then we downloaded it into my software to tweak.  Darned if that red eye correction wouldn't work on the right eye.  Considering they had just a few days notice, I think the pics turned out alright!  :)

Design Wall Report

Cooler weather has turned my thoughts from gardening back to quilting.  I've got multiple irons in the fire right now.  The top row is the very beginning of a Wisconsin Quilt, using Moda's Wisconsin fabrics that were created for this summer's shop hop.

The second row contains two stars I won in a block raffle.  I made the orange star, and found this fantastic fall print to tie it all together.  I've had these blocks for a year.  I wasn't sure what to do with them, but now this UFO is coming together. 

The leaf block in the lower left is my own design.  I made the leaf in a class where you did stamping to remove color from black fabric.  I just have to put on the border and the top will be complete.

In addition to these projects, I've been making scarves and have all the materials for mass hot pad production for a craft fair in November.  I have until mid-Ocotber to decide if I want to do it.  Will have to see how much I get done between now and then.  :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gold Leaf Audition

Working my way thru some UFOs, as I contemplate having a booth at a craft fair in November.  This is an orphan block from a block raffle - which contained 5 or 6 blocks that were very dissimilar. 

This was my entry.  Its about 14" square, so I could just add a border, and quilt it.  But I'd like to do something "different."  But what?

Nancy Zieman says if you don't know what to do, shelve your project until inspiration strikes....until then, I guess I'm just be a waitin'.  :)

Happy Dance - Two Finishes!

DS1 wanted a Packer/Badger/Bucks and Brewers quilt. 
We couldn't find cotton fabric for all four teams so we settled on fleece. 
This is DS1's design for the blanket.  There was NO talking him out of it, and I DID say I'd make whatever he wanted....
But that didn't mean I couldn't be creative with the back side.
I finished this binding at a mini-retreat.
I'm VERY happy to have completed both these UFOs!  I was inspired by the Quilt Expo to wrap up my UFSs ASAP so I can do some serious quilting again. :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Me and Nancy

Look who I met at the Quilt Expo!