Last week I managed to get my TGIFF post up...and that's about it.
I had hoped to finish the Brick Wall quilt; but had to redo a several rows once I realized I had made a couple of bricks too short and a few more too long. Talk about being annoyed. They're fixed now and I'm just waiting on feedback from the person I'm making it for before I baste and start quilting.
I'd also hoped to get my March do. Good Stitches blocks completed for Cheer Circle; but nope. Oh well, there's always this week, right? Right.
I still don't have many images I can share of all the quilts I'm working on. I can, however, share this shot of the lovely palette I'll be using for my upcoming January quilt blocks.
This palette is similar to the one I used for the 5 point Lone Star variation. The most obvious differences are that this palette has fewer neutrals and, while still heavy on the aqua/turquoise/teal, the addition of some truer blues.
I've also recently purchased some cross stitch supplies, including these yummy DC floss shades and adorable little box for my needles.
I'll be using these pretty colors when I stitch up this Pisces pattern from Satsuma Street. My hope is to finish all twelve signs at some point. Wish me luck...I tend to get sidetracked by other projects when I'm cross stitching. However, I have three trips scheduled between May and August; all at least nine hours in each direction, and two with lots of down time. Since I don't like to knit in the hotter months, I'm hoping I'll be able to make a dent in at least a couple of the signs.
This week's list:
Linking up with Christine
Hello, and welcome to TGIFF!
This week I'm sharing one of my most recently completed quilts. This one is a 5 point Lone Star variation in shades of sea glass and complementary neutrals. Truth be told, I absolutely love it. I had a very hard time packaging it up and sending it off.
I'm playing catch up after a week of battling the worst sinus infection I've ever had. I guess that's what happens when the Bradford Pear trees and daffodils bloom in February. Anyway, I'm feeling much better and ready to get stuff done!
I'm currently in different stages of completion for nine quilts. Yeah, NINE... three commissions, three gifts, one charity quilt, one monthly quilt along, and one that I hope gets accepted into an upcoming show. I've said it before, I work best when things are chaotic and I'm under pressure.
Unfortunately, I can't share too much since several of these projects will be given as gifts. However, I'm going to give you a sneak peak of two completed tops waiting to be basted:
Last week was fairly productive. I was able to complete the star quilt, photograph it, and get it shipped off. I'll be posting pics after the quilt has been gifted. I cut some of the sashing strips for the Brick Wall quilt commission and plan to finish the rest this week. I transformed one stack of waiting blocks into a quilt top and hope to get the back pieced this week.
I was also able to complete a couple of blocks for the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild's next charity quilt. Aren't these 4-Patch Butterfly blocks cute?
I'm currently working on five projects and designing another three. It's chaotic; but it's how I work. When I'm organized and working on one thing at a time, I lose all interest and inspiration. I wish I was one of those people who could focus on one quilt at a time; but my brain just doesn't do well without being able to jump from one project to another.
I finished quilting this beauty yesterday...but I can't show it to you. Well, I can't show you the front. but a little peek of the back won't hurt.
I've got a lot going on this week, so I'll keep it short & sweet and get straight to my to-do list. But first; check out some of the whimsical whirligigs I've been working on:
Last week I mentioned the current commission I was working on and shared that yummy blue & green palette. I had hoped to be quilting that by now; but nope. Long story short, I modified a traditional pattern and screwed up some of the cutting so I had to order additional fabric.
Naturally, instead of tackling my ever-growing mountain of scraps while I wait for the new fabric; I started something new and picked up a new commission. I think I have come to the point in my life where I am finally going to accept that I thrive on chaos. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Since I'm still in the cutting process for this new project, the only pic I have is this yummy image of the trimmings. Aren't these saturated pastels to die for?
Can you believe we're already ten days into the new year? How did that happen???
So far this year I've completed a quilt top, tackled a tiny portion of the ever-growing mountain of scraps, and done some work on commissioned quilt. I can't really say more about this commission, except that I am seriously crushing on the palette and will definitely be using these colors again; hopefully soon. Earlier this week, I shared this image of the fabric on IG, but feel like I should share it here as well because I love it so much!
Just stopping by to wish everyone a happy holiday season! I'm taking this week to reorganize and gear up for 2017. I may not be posting much this week; but I will be checking my emails, so feel free to contact me regarding commissions or anything else.
Since blog posts are no fun without images, here is my "best 9" collage for 2016. If you want to see some amazing quilts and other awesomeness, check out the #2016BestNine and #2016BestSewingNine hashtags on Instagram,
Here's to a productive and very happy 2017!
So I'm one step closer to covering my family in quilts. This one was given as a gift to my father for his birthday from my step-mom and me.
My dad is one of my favorite people and we have a lot in common. Things I inherited from him include my inappropriate sense of humor, love of ice cold beer, slight obsession with sharks (especially Shark Week), high tolerance to pain, and his appreciation of all things music. And like dear ol' Dad, if I had to pick one genre...well, it's Rock n' Roll that feeds my soul.
Unfortunately for me (and anyone who's stuck in the car with me when a good song comes on), I didn't inherit Dad's musical abilities; but I did get some of his creative genes... except he writes beautiful songs and I make cozy quilts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
So when my step-mom suggested we give him a quilt for his birthday, I was all over it. We knew it had to be music related and naturally gravitated towards some sort of guitar design as that's his instrument of choice. We looked at several images and both really liked the same image.