Let me brush the cobwebs away and get myself acquainted with this blog again. I disappeared for a while there, didn't I? Nothing major keeping me away. Kids' rehearsals and concerts and "graduations" (myself baking 20 pizzas for that one), family gatherings for a birthday...Life. Good things.
But I was sewing as well. I've had my fat geese project going since I first spied Katy's in Fat Quarterly. I knew I wanted to use MeadowSweet with the reds and browns and pastel pinks, celery greens. I made this for my mother. She has geese. And that other broderie perse thing? It's never going to be finished.
There's no beginning-middle-end to embellishing is there? I'll work on it some more when the weather is cold. I promise.
I am thrilled with this quilt. I want one for myself. Enthralled with the whole idea of half square triangles. I free motion quilted some little flowers in there as well. Don't see a close up of it? Well, I'm still a beginner, so let's just call it ambitious and leave it at that. I self-imposed a deadline of this morning, 7 a.m. to finish this one. That's the time my nephew leaves for work. And since he's going to see Nanaw this weekend, I thought I'd save on postage.
My daughter wanted a quilt for pajama day at school. (top) She wanted it to match her pajamas (an earlier effort), so I pulled out the Mendocino stash and made her a quick little blanket. In a day. Because that's how much notice I got.
This goes to the local Project Linus Charity. They pass blankets out at local hospitals on children's wards. The theme for this session was "puzzles" so I looked up some puzzle quilts on flickr and drew it up on graph paper.
That was fun. I didn't work out all the seam allowances in the beginning, because there was a line of steam coming out of my ears just from manipulating the pattern to be symetrical. So I worked that out later.
la la la.
Just ticking things off the list this week.
It's Friday, and I think I'm done!
Here's to a lazy weekend!