I completed my version of "Chopsticks" by JayBird Quilts. It was a fun quilt, although the cutting was a little tedious. It is a large queen so I couldn't get it in the entire picture. My background is grey moda and the prints are a combination of Kaffe and Kaffe-like prints. I haven't decided how I am going to quilt it, but it will probably be an overall panto.
I have been very delinquent in blogging---not sure why---just really laziness I guess, but I have been reading a lot of others and living "vicariously" through them! I have several quilts on the horizon---although I really do need to complete some of these UFO's---but ...........
School officially starts next week, so this is my really last "summer" week-end! Good for me, it is going to be really warm, so I am going to do some dyeing. I think I am going to use up as much of the "older" dyes as possible while they are still good, so no telling what I will end up with. Then my plan is to look at the UFO's I have, choose one to finish, and maybe start another one to take it's place. There are so many quilts I want to make, and so little free time to do them.
I am also working on the strip quilt, quilting it. It is not going so well----I don't think I got it loaded on the longarm straight, and so now as I quilt the rows the lines of quilting are crooked. In addition, it has stretched on the sides so the rows are "catawompus". At this point I am at the "point of no return". I have to forge on. I am misting it as I go and "patting" the fullness into place. Letting it dry and then carefully quilting over it to avoid a lot of folds. If I can prevail, I am pretty sure when I wash it and it crinkles, it will not be too bad. It is for a 9 year old and hopefully she, nor anyone else, will be a member of the "quilt police". This is a lesson learned for sure. I will be much more diligent in lining up my quilts.
At any rate, I just wanted to check in. Clearly I am not being a very responsible "blogger", but what can I say! No excuses!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I have been thinking that instead of feeling compelled to "write" stuff, maybe I will just start putting in a daily picture. We'll see!
Anyway---have a great week-end!