I love to share my Quilting projects with other Quilters. My goal is to share my progress on projects that I am working on. I would love for you to follow along with me during my endeavors. I hope you enjoy watching me tackle new techniques and projects. Hopefully you can learn from my "hiccups" and mistakes and make your journey easier.
Happy Sunday! No changes here weather wise, just hot and dry. Prediction is for chances of a weather change for the week. Hopefully some rain!
I have been working on Bats and Boo’s. i am on the last pumpkin. Then I will start on the Bat’s. The tread has calmed down somewhat. But I won’t be buying anymore Weeks thread!
OK now for an update on the Wedding Ring project. On the Third attempt for fabric selection I finally got it right for a controlled Scrappy. I am happy that I did not give up on it. I do not like to give up on a project I had planned to make. When I do throw in the towel it usually is the right thing to do.
So I went back to the Stash Room and found a Focus Fabric – a Robert Kaufman Screen Print I had purchased years ago and that got me inspired. I also spent time watching Shar Jorganson’s You Tube video on making the Wedding Ring quilt and studying the way she did the cutting. Great Video! Here is what my quilt will look like! I have not decided on the colors for the blank spaces. That fabric selection will come after I finish all the blocks I make. I have enough made for 2 blocks. Using Shar’s method of cutting things shall go quickly. Sewing it together will take longer LOL
On the embroidery project – the Moda Holiday Stitch – A – Long I have finished 4 of the 14 blocks maybe by Christmas it will be finished. I enjoy working on it when the day just does not go the way I want it to go!
Well for now that is all there is. nothing going on here other than quilting as it is just too hot and too expensive and dangerous to take a trip. Maybe after November!
Hugs, have a great week! To be honest, I am ready to get out of Dodge for awhile
Good afternoon! This is an historical day in America and I am so proud of PresidentTrump who added the 3 new Conservative Judges. He will go down in History of this Nation for appointing these Judges! The Supreme Court did their job and stuck with the Constitution as written! It is not the end of abortion because there are states that will allow it. People need to understand that and not destroy our cities NOR SHOULD THEY HURT THE Supreme Court Justices and their families. In the last 50 years things have changed drastically to prevent pregnancies. So if someone doesn’t want to be bothered with having a child, then take responsibility and prevent it through planning! END OF STORY.
Now on to where I am in quilting…… NOWHERE…. I have decided to not continue on with Lori’s Smith small 6” applique blocks project. I really hated to tell Jaydee because it was I that agreed to work on it. But even working with the grid I made for the first 6 blocks, I had a difficult time working with tiny tiny pieces. So that is GONE!
Next on the list was to make a Wedding Ring Quilt. Long story short – I auditioned 2 sets of fabrics that I thought would work! The first one bombed – that was the French General fabrics. The second go round was to use blues and mauve/pink. That took time to prepare the fabric, cut the pieces out for 4 melons only to find out it looked like @@@@! So I came into the Studio today and watched Shar Jorgenson’s You Tube Video, but that did not help me at all. I sat and looked at all the fabric I have in this studio and could not find anything that I would/could use. That is because I can not do scrappy! So this project is gone, fabric put up and templates put back in the drawer out of site! I did not waste a lot of fabric making the one block, just spun my wheels for 4 days! Oh well! (After thought – I may TRY one more time to make this quilt using a focus fabric) My problem is that I think Logically and scrappy blows my mind because it just does not make sense!
By now you must be asking – what is next? Well for this afternoon I am going to work on my Bats and Boos cross stitch and the old Moda Holiday Stitch-a-Long project to clear my head of a feeling of failure! I hate it when I give up on something, but I have learned 2 things in my quilting life – Number 1 – If it is not fun – don’t do it! Number 2 – Realize that I cannot do scrappy like others! Too much logic and abstract reasoning in my brain. Oh well.
Here is were I am on the hand projects.
Have a great week-end and see all on Slow Stitching Sunday! And it is only 109 this afternoon! Wow – cold wave! LOL