Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Place to Hide...

I can remember being a kid, and my grandmother baby sitting my brother and me.
We would move the chairs away from the big picture window a little bit.
Use trays, blankets, pillows, and cushions.
And before we knew it, we had a rocketship, a house, a club house, a couple of cars... whatever.
The other day, my boys experienced this in our own living room....

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Couldn't resist...

You know how you work on a project and all you see are little tidbits?? Bits here. Bits there. You only get to see things coming together if you have a design wall (which I don't have), or other large surface to look at your tidbits just resting together (which I don't have - at least that's not occupied by some little person who lives here...)....

Well, I have been working on this applique. Just bits of fabric, really. And it will get placed into one rather large project. But I wanted to get a feel for the overall quilt. Are my colors really working well together?? Is it matching my vision?? Is it going to exceed my vision?? Oh, I hate to say it... possibly fall short of my vision....

So, I placed some blocks togeter, just to see....

I think it's going to come together nicely.....



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's a good life....

... Busy, but it's good. Work, quilting, home schooling.... only to name a few things on my plate.


There are bean seeds sitting in various locations for a science experiment.

History "work sheets" to be completed.

Strips to pin together for piecing.


And, oh yeah, need to figure out WHAT to feed these people for supper.... That could be the most challenging part.


I stayed up WAY too late one evening to figure the applique and quilting for my quilt. Think I have it all figured out. And I'm really excited to try out a new batting. I am going to do a test piece before a commit a 100" square quilt to it.




Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Obession with tiny pieces and amazing details...

As I've been going through my quilting adventures, I've come to the conclusion that the smaller the pieces, the better. Really. I LOVE small pieces. One inch squares, I'm thinking even smaller. The only limitation is can you quilt it....

And decorative, elaborate quilting. The kind that makes you stand in awe because of the detail and the amount of time it took....

I'm following my obsession and seeing where it leads me.