Sunday, January 26, 2014
The yellow quilt is finished & so is my blog. For a variety of reasons I've decided to not keep going with it. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by. It has been a wonderful thing in my life but my passion for it has waned. And I'm just not taking many pictures lately. But I have discovered some wonderful quilting blogs that will keep me inspired. And really, inspiration is everywhere. Have fun finding yours.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Last Friday evening Don & I along with our friend, Lynne, attended the opening of a local art gallery/classroom Constellation. Karen Kunc is a local artist who teaches at UN-L and is a renowned artist selling her artwork world wide. She carves a pattern into big pieces of wood (copper is used too but less frequently) then paints the design & presses it onto paper. She will block off areas of a woodcut too & use only part of it in her final design. Lynne has taken classes from her & tried to explain the process. She also makes a variety of books that were on display. It was all a lot of eye candy for me. Beautiful colors. Wonderful patterns. A great addition to the Lincoln art scene.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I am still using up fabric scraps from making our "Lola bags" a few years ago. I think these squares are about four inches and the yellow fabric is 2 1/4" wide. I used this pattern but added extra rows at the top & bottom so it wouldn't be square. I have it mostly quilted. I will maybe add a few more wavy lines (intentional). I used my walking foot to quilt it. I should have done a better job pressing the fabric but my aunt Elaine did not remind me in time. Really I did find a few spots where the it needed a bit more pressing. So something to work on with my next quilt. Now to get the binding on!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
I knew I had posted about this afghan before & when I went back to check it had been almost exactly a year ago. My goal then was to finish this afghan in 2013! It obviously wasn't finished & is back on the list for this year! But I have been working on it. This is one of my favorite times of the year with football playoffs (college & NFL) & the perfect tv for crocheting. If I miss that great play I can see it in the replay. I have doubled my circles since a year ago. I plan to just finish the yarn up that I have then order the gray I want to use to connect them all together. (The "fun" part will be weaving in all those threads.) If you lost the recipe for this afghan here it is. I also plan to take my sewing in another direction this year. Instead of trying (and mostly failing) at sewing garments I want to sew some quilts. I've sewn a few in the past but none recently. Good luck with your goals for 2014 too.