Thursday, June 4, 2009

I took a break!

It has been over a week since I have posted on my blog. I guess I took an unscheduled break. I didn't intend to, but it seemed like every time I got on the computer to write a post, something would come up and I would never get it done. I might as well admit it. I also just haven't been in the mood for writing. Sometimes it takes a long time to do a post because it takes so long to get the pictures on here. When blogging starts feeling like a chore to get done, it is time to break for a while. (grin)

I won a blog giveaway from Kristie. It is some patriotic fabric. I have been wanting to make a patriotic wall hanging. Thank you Kristie. I will post pictures once I receive it.

I have all five of my clotheslines full of drying clothes. That feels good. The sun was shining when I began this morning, but now it is cloudy. Things will still dry as long as it doesn't rain. No rain in the forecast, so I should be ok. I would have taken a picture, but the underware is on the front line and I don't want to flash pictures of our underware for everyone to see. LOL Dh just left for work, so I decided to get on here for a while.

I am working on a project that is way out of my comfort zone. I am doing the quilt along from Old Red Barn Co. I took 12 fabrics that were at least 1/2 yard and cut them into 2 1/2 inch strips. I used bright fabrics (at least they are bright for me) that I would normally never think of putting together. I just decided to go with something totally different for me. We shall see. This is a really neat quilt along. Dana has already given away several wonderful prizes. She has drawings each week. We are in week 3 and there are 6 weeks total. At the end, she is having a drawing for a Janome 6600 sewing machine. I am drooling, just typing that out. LOL Here are the strips. See what I mean about the different colors. No matchy-match. LOL
I wanted to make this quilt completely from my stash. Several of these fabrics were leftovers from previous projects. Here is all I had left of most of these after I got all the strips cut. Normally most of these would be tossed, but I decided to keep them to tie my tomatoes up. I will have the most colorful tomato patch in the county. LOL
The next 4 pictures are of the first blocks I have cut. I sew 6 strips together, then cut those into 12 1/2 inch blocks. I get 3 blocks from each set of strips, with about 4 1/2 inches leftover. I hope when they go together that they look better. So far, I am just not feeling them. (sigh) This is so out of my comfort zone, that I even feel a little uneasy posting the pictures. It has nothing to do with Dana's quilt along. I have seen a quilt she made with this pattern and it was beautiful. It is about the colors I chose. I should have stayed with my dark and matchy-match colors. LOL Oh well, who knows, by the time it is all together, maybe I will love it? (grin)

I am also working on another quilt with a lighthouse, ships, stars, and houses. I may share some pictures of it tomorrow. I have the center together. I put all of my future projects together. These are just future projects that I have printed from the computer, not projects from books or that I will create in EQ6. Think I will live long enough to get them all done? LOL Lots of them are embroidery or applique. Now my dh knows why we have to replace the ink cartridge so much. LOL Well, I think I will go work on Harbor Town. Everyone have a good day. Thank you for visiting. Please come again.


Karen said...

I print out lots of patterns from the internet, too. Do you think you will every get to make them all? I end up culling through mine and tossing some to keep things under control.

~Bren~ said...

That is a LOT of projects you printed out!!
I love the fabrics you showed. I understand the uncomfortable feeling of not matching! I can't wait to see the lighthouse quilt.

Crispy said...

My hat is off to you, there is no way I would blindly make a would give me nightmares. It's too hard not being able to "control" everything LOL. Hey, your stack looks a lot like mine did before I broke my folder and got rid of some of them LOL.


Fruit of her hands said...

Winona~ You have been busy. I am scared just to pin my wall hanging since it's my first time of doing it. I have bought the pins and it is now sitting there all ready to be done but I have never done anything like this before. I guess I have to learn how to do it sometime.

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