Tuesday, May 05, 2009
A rambley post...
More rain today means I may not finish my mosaic by this weekend as planned. But it also means I had time to finish my May UFO....(loud thundering applause please....) Unfortunately it is so large I cannot get a photo of it indoors so its photo shoot will have to wait for clear skies.
Funny, I planned on finishing the king size log cabin made from repro fabrics. There I was digging through the bags in the back of the closet and a bag fell on my head from the shelf above. I tossed the bag back up onto the shelf and continued digging...wham. It hit me again (lucky I am a quilter and not a potter not!) So I open the bag and there was my Vale of Evesham trip around the world. This project was also on my list to finish this year and since it was elbowing its way to the front of the line I figured I should finish it before it got really aggressive!
So my TAW now has borders and is ready for quilting. I still may try and dig in the back of the closet and find that shy log cabin. There is no rule that I can't finish two in a month...just doesn't happen often (or ever?)As I was looking at some of the photos of the crazy quilts it hit me...the base of the crazy quilt is the same process as making a crumb block. The quilt above is a vintage "crazy" pieced quilt with no embroidery...basically a large crumb block! Sort of like the mosaic I am working on...it is all coming together!Thought I should include another of Dee's ornaments (can't believe I left a cat out of my post!)
Today I have to focus on getting the block finished for my guild's donation quilt. It is a piece of cake applique design which I like but we using batiks which I do not like. I have bent three needles already and am only halfway through the block! So I switched to stronger needles but now I am unhappy with the stitches...I just have to remind myself someone is going to win this quilt for $1...just finish it. I am so volunteering for the design committee for the next quilt.