Monday, February 28, 2011

no choice

Well it appears the general thought is that i should attempt the double wedding ring. Good thing! I started sewing arcs last week. It requires 98 arcs to create the rings. I have 16 completed. There are 11 pieces of fabric in each of the arcs, meaning over a 1,000 pieces of fabric just in the arcs. I am using scraps of brightly colored material, several of those were used in Rylee's baby quilt. Hopefully this quilt will be Rylee's when she moves out of her crib.

Rylee has been really fussy today. She slept until 10 and has taken two naps. I think it is because she wouldn't sleep yesterday. Silly girl!

Friday, February 25, 2011

the reason...

The reason for the previous post? I just finished the other quilt I have been working on for a while. I took some pictures in low light so you can see the detailing on the border along the outside. Don't remember if i named this one yet or not.

My stash of fat quarters and leftover materials and some brand new, never been used in a quilt colors too!

Yeah, starting her a little early but hey...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

to try or not to try...

I recently wrote a newsletter in which I placed a quote on the front page. It read: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it” ~ Michelangelo

Most of you know I enjoy quilting - I have never tried foundation piecing but it seems rather straight forward and definitely something I could do. So instead of starting out with an easy pattern, I am thinking about attempting one of the hardest quilt patterns - the double wedding ring. The instructions even say "advanced." This particular quilt pattern has only a few actual square pieces in it. The majority of the pieces are angled or arced. To save money, I will only be using pieces out of my scrap collection (which is quite large and fills at least one tub and perhaps part of another) for the majority of the quilt. The white background fabric I might have to purchase because I don't believe I have anything large enough for the entire quilt. So what do you think? Attempt or no?

Yes, i know I have many other things on my mind right now, not the least of which is baby #2 and possibly moving again, but perhaps a challenging quilt would be just the thing to take my mind off those things for a while? Of course there is no way i can get this finished before baby #2 arrives - at least I highly doubt it which will also mean that it will take the back burner for a while, maybe even a year or two.

You can vote to the right of this post.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

For my neighbor, Jean