Friday, November 20, 2009

Almost #4 and #5 for Project Joy

     I know, I know that almost doesn't count but this has been crazy week and I want to show you almost. This blogging thing is a bit crazy and I have to admit to you that I missed it this week when I couldn't keep up with it. I felt like I was letting you down. Or I wasn't pulling my end of the deal . What is really strange is that I am completing things, I am not sure I even like. Just to have something to show you. Which makes me feel a bit vulnerable and not necessarily proud of what I am producing. But what I am " getting out of " this whole thing is a great bit of humility, a great sense of respect for those who do this blogging thing well and much improved construction technique for sewing  just because I am sewing more.

     I have finished #4 except the binding so I know it doesn't count just yet. It looks like a spider web and I am happy to say Betsy -my new machine-did her part. After a software update and two new parts for a machine less than six months old,  she still needs to win me over though. I am skeptical.




  

  

      The binding will be done tonight while I watch tv with the kids. I did some random crazy quilting over a very chaotic quilting.


  # 5 I am not sure it is worth saving. It was in the middle of the whole sewing machine debacle and I am sick of wavy. So am in a quandry of whether or not to finish. I did spend 2 hours trying to pick out bad stitching. Yuck.


       My husband brought home thirty roses yesterday to celebrate our first date thirty years ago. What a nice and romantic guy I have.




     I am very grateful for him! Now, on to sewing. Happy sewing, my friends.

5 comments:

  1. I love the quilting you did on this one, how did you get the lines so straight? Beautiful flowers!

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  2. A yardstick and blue painter's tape. I just did a few lines in one direction and then moved to another direction. I was able to re-use the tape about 4-5 times before needing a new piece. This isn't huge so haven't tried it on really big pieces yet!

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  3. I know this quilt is not one of your favorites but I like the architectural nature of it in its (almost) finished form. It makes me think of walls, floors, roof lines and windows - kind of a construction site. And I love the little pieces of prints you added too.
    You go girl!

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  4. You're onto something with this one. It's very dimensional. The contrast of order, asymmetry and color work well together. You may have found part of your artistic voice here. Take a close look at the process you used to salvage this piece. It may contain clues.

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  5. Hey there! I think you are right as I am currently drawn to any kind of architectural line and as hard as that was for me, there was great relief in the end product. I felt like I had resolved it. I'll need to keep this in my mind while I create the next one. Thanks for your comment.

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