Thursday, January 31, 2008

new developments

Costume and Make-up was canceled on Wednesday and one small voice beneath the cheering cried out "Nooooooooooooooooooo!" I love costume and make-up. My new favorite past time is hanging out in the costume shop.

The mesh bag is done. It's a little wonky, not gonna lie. The blue quilt is still on the hoop. I reupholstered a footstool and slip covered it last weekend.

I found these long lost patterns in the garage and repurposed an old choir dress for a new life:

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

getting into the swing of things

I started this semester with a quilt on the hoop and a knit mesh bag on the needles, and an as yet mystery project for Costume and Make-up. Let's see if they get done before the semester does.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

just keep swimming, just keep swimming, what do we do? we just keep swimming…

well last week was the push to got all the pieces sewn together and have one finished, complete top. Mission accomplished.
When I bought the sea foam green (which, incidentally, matches the living room carpet) I had done some rudimentary math and figured I needed a yard and a half - at least, I think that's the number I came up with- for the squares and large triangles along the edge. At any rate, I was standing in the shop and realized I had forgotten to include borders and binding. The shopkeeper sold me the entire bolt, which I think origionally totaled 4 yards, it's by Moda™, under the blackbird quilting line. I was going to do a pinwheel border, but I discovered a bunch of presewn units stuffed in a forgotten corner. I think what I've got now is Broken Dishes. By some happy accident I cut the first sashing larger than I intended. It accomodates the Dishes perfectly.
there's old Bill, of course, constant kitty quilter assistant and quality control the Dishes border is kind of visible in the top part of the picture- it's a Kodak EasyShare I'm working with, so the resolution isn't great.

Friday, January 4, 2008

I'm an island, you're an ocean...

surf's up dude. it's a frigid 18ยบ out thar, but the ocean view sure is pretty:

I have to stop working on it frequently, all those sparkly colors and I get dizzy after a while.