Monday, February 20, 2012

Resolution updates

Stashbuster challenge - currently UP 19.9 yards.  Well, that is definitely not the right direction.

I did get quite a bit of my stash into projects - donated some fleece for backing and some little people fabric for the guild comfort quilts.  And I did use FQs for my guild workshop project.  Well, I also bought some new selections for that workshop - ended up taking three different sets of fabric because I just couldn't make up my mind. Ended up using stash FQ set, am pretty happy with how they turned out.  Plan to get placemats made to match the runner.  And I see I didn't get any photos - will have to do that!

Am down a total of ... wait for it ... weight for it?  ... one half pound from January.  Well, that is down 14 from the summer, so that is definitely in the right direction.  But too many valentine treats!

Casting Shadows

Have been working on the top for a few weeks - it is headed to Germany, with my middlest to a friend as a wedding gift.  There are some fun things I like about this quilt ...
- shadows - light - dark - a metaphor for the ups and downs in our lives, and how the times of shadow make the good times so much better
- there are 42 'shadow' blocks - how perfect is that!  As in, the answer to life, the universe, and everything!  How many Douglas Adams fans out here??? :)
- the 'filmstrip' borders - perfect foils for all the good times to come for the happy couple

Now it has to hang around on the LA for some practice time and some inspiration ...


Tank's quilt

My newest grand-nephew, "Tank", arrived Jan 18.  Welcome Tank!  We are so glad you're here!

His nursery has been done in an 'owl' theme - so when I ran across these fabrics I knew where they needed to end up.  It really did start out as a crib quilt, but grew and grew into a big boy twin size.  Sometimes you just can't predict what the fabric will tell you to do!

I quilted his name, nickname and birthdate into the plain squares.  The owls are very cute - love them and their houses!




Saturday, February 11, 2012

SO Proud!

My youngest called today with very exciting news - she has been offered admission to the Masters of Arts program at University of Western Ontario, in Women's Studies.

Yay - hooray - sooooo proud!

Secret Garden BOM 2016

Secret Garden Flimsy I participated in quite a few of Pat Sloan's challenges and quilt-alongs in 2016! This one, " Secret Garde...