Friday, January 25, 2013
I have a very busy day planned today! Trying to catch up on my projects! Enjoy your day!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I looked around at examples of quilted Twister quilts and settled on a feather. It's just one side and I didn't mark anything. I figured I would try and follow the shape of the Twister. My feathers aren't perfect but I feel I'm learning so much! They get so much easier as I keep going. I hope my feathers will improve as I continue my quilt. I have to admit there are times the quilt doesn't move as freely as expected or my hands aren't positioned just right so the feather doesn't come out quite as planned but it's a great way to learn. We all need to start somewhere!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
I haven't had much time for quilting. I have been practicing some more FMQ, knitting my shawl and doing some applique on my Dresden plates. It's been sporadic at best. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things once I feel back to my old self.
The desk top was on a good sized desk in the sewing/computer room. I may be able to rearrange things and make it a sewing room only! I have so much to do this week! I just have to get over this darn virus.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Keep away from all the nasty viruses out there!
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I'm not quite as scared to try new patterns and try to figure out how the pattern is actually made. The above picture is just a sample of different patterns that I was trying out. I'm sure you can see a feather in the middle but I was also trying stars and an all over meandering.
There you have it! I'm hoping to start quilting my Twister in the next week or so. I've been working a lot lately and have to find time to get my practice done. Also, my kids are still on school vacation and we've been out shopping. My daughter needs nice work clothes since she'll be student teaching for the semester. We have another shopping expedition planned. Once school starts, I'll be back to my old routine.
I'll be linking to Leah Day's FMQ Friday Link Up. You can see what other people are doing with FMQ! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
My new kitty, Lily, is settling in quite nicely. She seems happy and is very playful. Here's a picture of her napping on a pillowcase I made using cat fabrics. Very appropriate! Wish I could sleep as well!
Friday, January 4, 2013
I'm beginning with my knitting. I'm only working on one project. It's the lace shawl pictured above. I'm only about halfway through. It's not a hard pattern but it's sort of a large shawl. It was a pattern I found in a lace magazine from the UK. I'm using 100% baby alpaca yarn. It's so soft and I'm going to love it, when it's done!!
I seem to have more quilt projects going on. I currently have 2 projects that I refer to as hand projects. I'm still working on my hexagon quilt. I've collected quite a few scraps that will be wonderful to make my hexagons with. I just have to remember to get to them! I'm also working on my dresden plates. I'm almost done hand appliqueing the 9th block out of a total of 12. Getting there!
Blogger's BOM (pictured above) needs a piano key border. I just cut all 96 rectangles as well as the corner blocks for this last border. I'll be all set to machine quilt it once that border is done.
There you have them! Six projects! I'm hoping to work on these projects consistently and finish them. I've always wanted to make a Swoon quilt but I'm trying to hold off until these are done. I'm hoping by blogging about them that I'll actually work on them!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I haven't had time to do much quilting or knitting due to the holidays. I'm hoping to get back into my old routine now that the holidays are winding down. I look forward to completing some of my works in progress. I think I say that every year!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Be safe!
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