Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blogging vs Sewing

When I started this blog I planned on posting once a week but I haven't been living up to it.  Blogging isn't easy and it takes a lot of time. Writing, editing, editing/posting pics, links, labels, hashtags, sharing...aghhh!! When I get home from work it's shall I sew or shall I blog? It's not always an easy decision but sewing usually  wins. Blogging is great though and I'm excited to say I made a new friend! Meet +Greta Anderson from Material Detachment. A marvelous seamstress/quilter and a remarkable writer. I had the pleasure of talking w/ her on the phone yesterday. She's an admirable person w/a huge heart for kids and humanity! Make sure to stop by her blog.

As you can see, I've made quite a bit of progress on the Kaleido-Hex quilt, officially known as a One Block Wonder (I'll be referring to it as 1BW going forward). It still isn't the only thing I've been working on (see distractions below:  origami bag and applique).  Once I have all of strips sewn together it will measure approx 56 x 90.  I'm planning this for a king size bed so the side borders will have to be substantial.  I picked out border fabric yesterday. What do you think?





Border Fabric




1st Audition
This coming Saturday I'll be heading out for a week long quilting retreat to Colorado w/a couple of friends. I'm so excited! I'm also very ambitious and will be taking at least 4 projects to work on, one of which will be the 1st quilt I'm getting paid $$ to make (A Rag Quilt). I'll also be taking the 1BW, the applique wall hanging and a Quilts w/o Corners quilt that I'm turning into a tree skirt.


For the Rag quilt I bought some charm packs, but I have the backing and fleece already cut.



I whipped up another cute Origami bag over the weekend for a friend's birthday.



The wall hanging is ready to be appliqued which I plan on doing while I'm in Colorado.




This is the Quilts w/o Corners quilt that will become a tree skirt. You can't really tell from this pic...or maybe you can...but the edge of this quilt is all jacked up. I'm going to cut a slit in it, cut the middle circle out AND attempt to add a ruffle of Christmas fabric to the edge.



Until next time, Happy Sewing!

A Thread for Life
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever. 
1 Chron 16:34

I'm linking up on Val's Tuesday Archives.

4 comments:

  1. Don't cut your quilt without corners!! It is beautiful as is; it looks kind of tribal / mandala-ish. You would be turning something that says "art" into a home accessory that comes out only once a year. If the edges are wonky, bind them with something. You could pick up the "tribal" idea by pinning or sewing talismans to the quilt as they come to you. It could be a prayer quilt. Please don't cut it! And thanks for promoting me, sweetie ;-)

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    1. Thank you Greta...but I'd already cut it when I posted this. Now I feel a little foolish
      =( However... I plan to make another one and this one I won't mess up. I just saw one on a blog and the maker sold it for $450!!! I cannot believe it! It's definitely tribal. It's called a Hopi Sun.

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  2. PS The hexie looks so good!!!!! The borders are (as B. would say) "delisherous"

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