Friday, January 04, 2013

Three days and holding....

Wow, three days into the New Year and I can report I have stuck to both my quilting and my healthy eating resolutions.  Neither was easy!
                                                           Goldie...now dubbed "guardian of the quilt-top pile"
I went to my Guild meeting today.  Every time I looked up there was another plate of cookies or bowl of fudge being handed around!  On top of that there is another workshop this month that I signed up for before I made my resolutions (workshops are breeding grounds for UFO's.)  Then they announced a mystery quilt program for the guild.  So no cookies or fudge and no mystery quilt...I will do the workshop.  "Two out of three aint bad...."

I have made a couple backs for my tops and I have worked diligently on my Easy Street.  Let's just say Easy Street is not the first thing that comes to mind as I sew these blocks together...

I still like it but Easy Street...really?  Does that look easy to you?  Jus' sayin.....

And this is the guild's 2013 Donation quilt.  Proceeds go to benefit a camp for children with cancer.  It really is much brighter in person.

Photographing the green batik background is really difficult...any hints from real photographers out there?

12 comments:

Betty Lou said...

Congratulations on your eating healthy and quilting. I loved your quote that workshops are breeding grounds for UFOs.m I'll remember that. I usually say "I was just learning a new technique." I am going to sign up for a 12 month (1 meeting a month) on scrap quilts.

Betty Lou said...

Congratulations on your eating healthy and quilting. I loved your quote that workshops are breeding grounds for UFOs.m I'll remember that. I usually say "I was just learning a new technique." I am going to sign up for a 12 month (1 meeting a month) on scrap quilts.

Marianne cas said...

I agree about Easy Street, it ain't as easy as it sounds. Working on Step 7 now, going to try to finish it tomorrow. Wish me luck. Love your resolution to try to finish up things, wish I could. Have a great 2013.

Frog Quilter said...

I like to take photos out side but not in direct sun light. You get the truest colors. Hope you continue to do well.

My easy street is minus the big blocks. I tried to do,them tonight but I'm just too tired. I'll tackle them in the morning when I'm fresh anspd alert. Mhugs.

Mary Ellen said...

Well, Easy Street? Compared to what? I have been sewing steadily, every single day, since the big reveal and still don't have the quilt even halfway together. I can get maybe three of the 15 inch blocks put together in a day. More than that, and something goes in upside down or backwards. I saw on Bonnie's blog that some maniac has the entire thing put together already. Sheesh. Plugging away here....

AnnieO said...

Three days--yay for you! I left off my new eating program until next Monday. It is hard to close down sugar season :) Your ES blocks look great but extremely complex for sure!

Janet O. said...

I laughed at your comment about Easy Street. I am just starting and as I cut I was thinking, "How can something supposedly be easy and look so complex?"
Good luck sticking to those goals!!

Impera_Magna said...

Mebbe it's a good thing I'm not in a guild... I don't need no help in generating UFOs! Good for you for not succumbing to all available sweets at the guild mtg!

Assembling Easy Street does look complicated to me... but you're doing good!

Sue SA said...

Yikes I didnt think about workshops = UFO's when I booked in for two for the first three months of this year...thanks for the warning! I love to watch Bonnies mystry quilts unfold, but find this time of year too hard to sew as we travel far to visit family. However I would agree, there isnt anything easy about this pattern, but I guess thats part of the fun! Good on you for sticking to the healthy eating plan, us quilters are terrible influences on each other..and I am the one who always brings the sweet things to share...so might need to change my ways too!

Sherrill said...

You have to put 'semi' or 'marginally' (or some other word like that) before Easy Street if it's to be named correctly. It was pretty easy til the rapid fire end. That's a LOT of sewing to get all those little pieces together. But I like it, too.

sewkalico said...

Your Easy Street looks great, sort of glad I didn't start it, but only sort of!
Groups round here don't go big on the snacks, but ufos abound so one positive to being groupless!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Loving your easy street!

As for colours and photos its a hard one. It's all about white balance.. For starters try and photograph in natural light and if you can take the auto white balance off and select the correct one for the lighting situation. Some cameras will even let you set up a custom white balance where you would set it using a white card or a4 sheet of paper. Have a look at that and see if that helps.