Thursday, May 26, 2011
A little of this, a little of that
At last! The intuition quilt is finished and I have been snuggling under it for a couple of days. Yes, it is chilly and raining again here in Renton, Washington. I try not to have issues with the weather around here. After all, it is what it is, and I have chosen to live here knowing that. However, this time of year, I do yearn for 75 degree days with beautiful blue skies. At least, I have this quilt done to keep me warm. I have decided to call it "Self Portrait." It has a bit of controlled chaos, and that pretty much describes how I am most days. It works for me, though.
K's Quilting Corner sent me a thank you note with this totally cute thread catcher inside. As you can see, I have already put it to good use. I love the colors and the fabric and just the convenience of having a little thread catcher right there on the table. Thank you so much Karen.
I spent a little time today making heart blocks. This one was made with my crazy made fabric. They are freehand and a little wonky, but that is intentional. I used a double buttonhole stitch for the upper heart, and a fancy flower pattern for the bottom one. I am getting better at this machine applique, but it is still pretty new to me. I would like to get really good at it before I tackle a big project I have on the drawing board. This block is 8 1/2 inches square. It will be going to an online quilting friend.
The last thing I worked on today was to get En Vino Veritas up on the design wall. All the blocks are sewn, and I am pretty happy with the layout. There is supposed to be another row, but I wanted the bottom and the top to look the same, so I left it off. Now I have six extra blocks. I will probably make a pillow out of four of them. I haven't made a pillow in ages, and we could certainly use some. The process for making this quilt has been a bit repetitive, and when that happens, I tend to make mistakes. I only messed up twice on this so far. I intend to be more careful piecing this all together. Hopefully, I will make progress on that tomorrow.
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Joyful quilting, everyone.