Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I'm having to lay low for a few days and try and get well....duh, I hate that! You can see Macbeth isn't so happy about it either....
So I have been "putzing" around the almost finished piles in the closet. Eyes aren't good enough for applique right now so those are relegated to the darkest corners. I don't want to mess with the tiny, tiny blocks in my Tobacco Road (which may become Cotton Row since I live in Georgia and not North Carolina...it reminds me of the fields I drive through when I visit friends down in Savannah.) Finally I found a box I could play with...OK, it is another Bonnie project.
I think she suggested this project for New Year's Day but as so many things...I started late. (Is there a word for a late blooming quilter?...) The pattern is called the strip twist...(an act I can only do in quilting!) For months now I have been using my 2-1/2 inch strips as leader and enders and built up a large basket of the strip twist blocks. A lot of blocks! Enough for me to finally put together a quilt for my 6 foot 5 inch brother....yikes.
On another crafty front...I finished my funky spice cabinet! I used a primer that makes anything magnetic. Very fun. One note if you ever use this it takes more coats than the label says and they are not kidding when they say to stir the paint often!
I like how the front came out with all my bottle caps stuck around the edge and with some bottlecap magnets! Best of all it makes getting to the spices soooo much easier!