Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Design Wall ?

So, most quilters have a design wall, mine is a garage door.... I have figured out how to make it work but I see these great work areas others have and I am envious. Now saying that I also feel very fortunate to have a space I can call my own and make a mess and play.

As you can see I am still contemplating the teeny weenie's quilting... I am also working on a thread painted fish and a quilt for my guest room. This is the beginning of the blocks then they will be cut in quarters and re assembled.

Here is the progression of the colorful quilt also. I am working on so many thing but I am loving being able switch between projects!!!

I hope all is well with all of you.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Teeny Weenie Quilt Challenge

First I want to apologize for this terrible photo. The cell phone just does not do a great job but I wanted to get something posted today.

Here is the progress on my Teeny Weenie Quilt Challenge. This is a challenge from the Port Orford Quilt Guild. Those who wish to participate were told to bring one yard of summer fabric and it was then divided between the participants. The instructions were to create a small quilt no larger than a fat quarter with the fabrics provided. We could eliminate one fabric and add one. I received 17 fabrics. I was not sure at the beginning what in the world I had gotten myself in to. When I initially looked at these fabrics I could not imagine what I was going to do with them. So I looked at them and rearranged them for about a week or more and finally decided they were best arranged in order of the colors on the color wheel. I was able to cut circles out and cover most of the colors (kind of). I added the background fabric. My inspiration for the design of this piece was a quilt by Carol Bryer Fallert.

I began quilting yesterday. I only have one section quilted but will continue on this path. I am still thinking about whether I will quilt all of the blank spaces with the same color or weather I will change colors. At this point I am thinking I will try and keep things in the same color family but vary it a bit. However by later that may change too. I just am not sure.

I have had a great time playing with this once I decided I could now I am thinking about doing another working with colors in order of the color wheel. I am going to try and focus on color for a while and see where it takes me.

I hope all of you are having a fabulous weekend. I hate to say this but as I look out the window the rain has begun again and that makes me happy, I think it is time to sew some more and not feel like I should be doing something else like work outside...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Mom!!! Mom, you set such a wonderful example for me!

This is a photo I received last week from my parents, they are in Stockholm, visiting my son. I have been having such fun hearing all about what they have been doing. In June, Mark and I are going to be visit. I am so very pleased that they are spending time together!

I apologize for my absence from writing in my blog. As many of you know I have been visiting and reading just not writing. I don't know what has come over me I have just not felt much like writing. Last weekend I even painted our master bath and have worked this week on doing all of the other little things that go along with painting. I even removed all the caulking around the tub and shower door and replaced it. :-) I am proud of myself!

I have been sewing and keeping myself busy. I am continuing to work on the colorful quilt which is a very slow process. I am doing a quilt challenge with the Port Orford quilt guild it is called the Tennie Weenie Quilt Challenge. They do a challenge every few months, this one has a summer theme. Everyone brings a yard of summer fabric and it is cut in strips and divided among the participants. I have 18 strips of fabric that the only thing they have in common is the fact they made the purchaser think of summer. I have started the design process so I will show you photos soon.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day.