Last week a friend of mine and I took advantage of some of the pretty weather that has found its way to our neck of the woods. She had recently expressed an interest on working on her photography skills (plus I stalk her on Pinterest, so I know what she's up to) so I asked if she would like to help with my quilt pictures project. I thought it would be neat for us to take a few of the quilts and put them in different settings and both takes pictures. It was really fun to spend time together and work on something creative. Plus having two cameras going at the same time (though you had to watch out for the other one) really paid off. We were photographing the same thing in the exact same setting, yet we each had different perspectives on how it should be done. I have posted a few pictures to the quilt gallery It is still a work in progress, but it's getting closer to done. She and I hope to have another outing soon.
|Yup, these are pictures that Lori took of me taking pictures. If only pictures could capture the sound of laughter and fun.|
Next up is the whole cloth quilt along that I have been participating in on Facebook. I believe the instructions for the first 3 blocks have been posted to the group page. Somehow I'm managing to turn the first 18 inch block into a year long project. I have sworn to myself I will finish it this evening. What is the hang up? My bobbin ran out of thread and I was completely unmotivated to wind a new one. It's been sitting on my machine table since Friday night. Isn't that just awful? Do you ever find your self walking away from a project over the silliest reason?
I did come up with quilting plan for my next Aurifil mini finish, Jungle Gym. If I can get the whole cloth finished, this little guy at a whopping 21 inches shouldn't take much time to quilt. I wonder just how much quilting I can fit into such a small space? Insert diabolical laughter.
On a different note, last Monday wrapped out our 2015 New Bloggers Blog Hop. It saddens me to see it come to and end. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet and know everyone who participated in the event. But I can happily say that I have met 72-ish new friends that I can continue to keep up with thanks to blogging. Ladies, all of you inspire me.
But our fearless leaders Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs, Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter, Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl and Terri Ann @ Childlike Fascination have not left us. These wonderful ladies have offered us an opportunity to participate in yet another blog hop. Introducing...
For this blog hop, everyone who participates is asked to create a 12 1/2 inch block using fabrics that have been graciously donated by Fabri-Quilt . The hop will begin August 31st and continue through September 3rd. On the assigned day, we will post a tutorial on how to make our blocks then ship them to our leaders so that they can assemble them into three quilts to be donated to charity. I couldn't be happier to be part of this project.
Along with my block for the block hop, I am considering writing a tutorial for the dandelion mini quilt...stay tuned.
So what do you find yourself working on? If you are like me and you have something just laying around for no good reason, I hope you will join me this evening on trying to get that ball rolling again.
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