Tuesday, March 31, 2009

possible mystery?

I think this might make a mystery quilt sometime. Would be done with fat quarters. Will run it past the shop and see what they think.
Cold and windy today. Snow this morning. brrrr Wonder if this winter will EVER end. Anyone else notice how we do NOT hear the words "global warming" anymore? Now its "climate change". Climate change is right, we froze our backsides off since late October. Haven't seen it this cold since the 5o's.

Monday, March 30, 2009

fun trip

Had a fun trip down to KC area over the weekend. grandson was to run a marathon but it ended up getting canceled because of ice and snow. I stayed with my friend Sue and she showed me how to do some screen printing. This is the result of my drawings. It was really fun and I appreciate her teaching me how to do this. Had always been curious about screen print, but just didn't have the incentive to do it.
I think there will be a screen in my future very soon. Thanks Sue.
Have a few other ideas to pursue and will post as I do them. Last weekend was guild retreat, what fun. I have a top done, but want to add more to it before I post it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Retreat top done

Have the top done from the retreat last weekend. What a fun project. Its amazing to see how each put their blocks together. We had units that were 1/4 th of the block, everyone is putting them together in different ways. what fun.
Guild retreat this weekend. I will be stitched out.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wonky Squares

Finally something to post. This little piece is called Wonky Squares. Starting piece is an odd shape center with 4 unequal sides. Then strips added to all sides following the line of the center unit.
This was like eating popcorn (caramel corn-that is) grin. You can't leave it alone. Used up a couple pieces of scrap fabric to try it out. I can see more of this in the near future.
Went to Hancock Fabric Retreat last weekend. Have the blocks for a quilt almost put together, hope to have that to show in the next days. Norfolk Guild retreat this weekend, then next weekend a road trip down to Kansas.
Weather finally broke a bit. Was 80 degrees yesterday, today a bit chilly, but sure better than the sub zero weather we have had all winter.