Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday Ramblings and Partial Quilt Gallery--Finally

It's funny, when I don't get to do something quilty for a few days in a row, I start to panic.  I feel like I'm going in circles and that I may never get anything done again.  It's crazy talk and I know that but sometimes I just can't stop those negative voices.  I'm writing this post to try to reign myself in again and get back on track.

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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Gina said...

I'm loving how your wholecloth is looking. I've joined the FB group and downloaded the instructions but haven't started yet. Hopefully next month when I'm not so busy

Sandra Walker said...

For me, it's the Bento Box bugaboo. For my nephew, who bought his first brand new house a year and a half ago, and last winter finished the basement all by himself...which was when I was glad I hadn't made the original plan for the colour scheme, as the basement showed me different colours...so I bought more fabric in February or March...and it keeps getting pushed aside. Tonight is the night! So glad to have met and connected :-) with you Tish through the hop. Love that wholecloth, need to do one that is formal, not graffiti quilted, although that was FUN! And may I say (hope Ebony Love doesn't read this) I MUCH prefer your quilt to hers! What are you using to draw the designs on like that? I've used an app on my iPad but the lines comes out a bit thick.

Vicki in MN said...

Your whole cloth is looking wonderfully modern!

Deb@newcreativestate.wordpress.com said...

Unfortunately I decided not to join this new Blog Hop (due to location and August time shortage!) but I am looking forward to seeing everyone's blocks/tutorials. Your wholecloth quilt is looking great - hope you have filled that bobbin by now!

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