Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Work and creative process

Well, it has been a few days since I have posted.  Work has kept me so busy that I wish I didn't have a "day" job so I could quilt whenever I wanted!  I had hoped to finish a tote this week-it only needs a bottom put in, but when I got done with work yesterday I was exhausted!  So, I will get my rear in gear and sit down to the machine tonight.  My quilting buddy called today and wants me to show her how to use my serger, so I may do that tonight as well.  She is making fleece flap hats for her son's friend and for my son.  The first prototype was a bit tight for a teenaged boy, as we used a women's hat pattern.  Anyone have a pattern for a men's flap hat?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sewing on a snow night

It has snowed all day here in Indiana.  I came home to be inspired in my studio and decided to work on a T-shirt quilt for a friend's daughter.  The design is a work in progress.  I didn't want to do the boring blocks with sashing and cornerstones, so it is going to have a scrappier look.  The fabric in between the shirts is going to be pieces of purple batiks, the recipient's favorite color.  I will post when the top is finished!  Maybe someone will have some brilliant quilting ideas.  I am the "queen of top making" and "queen of quilting procrastination"!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First post of 2011!

Well, this is my first attempt at blogging!  I really enjoy reading other people's blogs, especially those that make hand crafted items.  I am a big-time quilter, and I dabble in crochet.  This year, I have tried my hand at knitting.  Is it a good idea to take classes, or can you learn from a book?  Would love to hear from you people out in blogland!