Twitter followers may be rejoicing now because my camera is finally home again (tired of my grumbling about it) – just in time for Tuesday’s quilt guild meeting.
Leaving my camera at my relatives meant no pictures during christmas, BDSI, or NYSI or the last week as I was making progress on my exothermic quilt.
Yesterday I spent time straightening up my living room & preparing the 3M hooks to hang on my wall for my quilts.
So now I have two quilts on the wall.
At this rate, I may brighten up my house by the time I am 55, I’ll have … uh lets not exactly say how many … let’s just say “more” quilts on the wall. Maybe then I’ll take down my first quilt. Maybe.
Anyway, you may notice a few things.
I spray painted the dowels and 3M pieces black because I like that accent color better than white & wood colored.
I still have my church up (see episode 6 for the christmas memories episode I think — haven’t listened in over a year) in honor of people who are no longer with me in this life.
I have an applique quilt in a hand quilting hoop (haven’t touched it in over a year, still in the same hoop, may take out stitches & FMQ it instead??)
I have a few other quilts in progress on quilt racks. I love quilt racks in my house although I don’t really have space for them. A way to pretty up an area and to hold quilts in progress or (eventually) finished quilts that are not up on the wall.
I have no problems covering up my windows with quilts rather than shades. I don’t open up the windows anyway, much easier to be a vampire & leave the house dark. Helps a lot with the weird sleeping when it’s light that I always do in the summer months.
I may try to put up pictures tomorrow of my exothermic quilt.
If you would like to see the progress made on my interesting camera phone and haven’t already, (yes I spammed the hashtag NYSI during new years and new years eve), then go over to my flickr set & see the references to panties & pope hats as I explored the curved seams.
One of the last pictures turned out so poor quality, it actually gives you a sense of value for the finished quilt.
There is a long way to get to this actual point, there are still sashing blocks and the side & corner blocks, which I’m working on now.
But here’s a goal. Maybe by the time winter is over??
I am so glad I switched to these trumpet blocks instead of doing the argyle ones. I liked the grey argyle blocks, and they would have looked very good as well, but each one would have taken way even more time to do with all the pieces.
I’ve been absent from about everything except for the occasional tweet this week.
Trying to work on a new quilt inspired by this coming week’s quilt guild meeting. Finishing up Journey Steps with more borders.
Finding pain when I pull my arm forward to sew, so retreating to computer (some) & TV this week. This week was supposed to be a craftcation, but I’m just trying to find some rest & relaxation after several weeks of crazy.
On flickr, this week, was concentrating on illusions, geometry & I even put a couple of quilts on my favorites. Imagine that. Look at all the inspiration in just a week, another flickr 100 favorites!
Also a couple of sewing machine pictures of a model/series of an older machine that I’ve been craving to own for several months have shown up too. No $ to purchase now, but someday.
In just a week or two I found even more favorites. The favorites I have are very dynamic in color, and should provide GREAT inspiration. I was on a symmetry group, and a fractal group, and even went looking for some polymer clay buttons. Several computer generated images here, but not exclusively. Also nature pictures, quilts, buildings, textures. Yummy fun!
Totally not more talkative due to schedule & I kinda got sick this week as well. Will talk more later, maybe soon?