Thursday, June 26, 2014

Progress - and Lack Thereof

Ellie Cat
 My cat loves the back of my old computer chair, thankfully it isn't a very comfortable chair so when she destroys it completely I won't miss it.  I have a really good high resolution image of this photo and have been playing around with it to maybe develop a quilt pattern.  Ellie is one reason I'm such a well practiced procrastinator. 

I got some GREAT news this week though. Two GREAT new-es... no wait Three Great Things to share!  First, Night Hunter got 2nd Place at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Indiana! I never did rip out and redo the stitching... a really good friend of mine told me not to. She said that this is MY art and if I wanted to quilt wavy lines I can. (You may remember my 'Discouragement' blog; see the Fairy Godmother and Chocolate, lol.)

Second bit of news. I'm the featured designer in the upcoming fall issue of The Quilter Magazine. Last week I sent off some photographs and was interviewed about my fabric choices, my book and my techniques. Cool, yes!?

Third bit of news... this weekend I'm going camping in Shipshewana to see the quilt show. I'll bring back tons of photographs for you all and I'll be sure to take closeups of the quilting.  I love going to shows and taking lots of photographs. I remember the days when I lived in the boonies and couldn't afford to go to any quilt shows so I take lots of photos to share with anyone who couldn't make it.  Stay Tuned, next week I'll be posting pics.

Last week I wasn't able to sew at all. (Surprise surprise.) This week I managed to get in 6-8 hours the whole week. Summers are busy times and I'm sorry to be such a boring blogger or quilting slouch. You take your pick.  :) 

Work is progressing
I'm still sewing and probably will be for a few more weeks. As you can see I added some blocks of teal/aqua colored strips and today I'll work on some lavender and purple blocks.  When I'm done with the purple, I'll start pressing and trimming each block and maybe start arranging them on black cloth.  Why black? I'm arranging these 3 inch blocks into a nine patch and the corners of the nine patch will be black squares. I'm hoping I can set up a floating weave of color...  we'll have to see if I can make it work. I love trying new things.

Anyway, that is all for this week. Tomorrow we leave for Indiana and I have to get the groceries and the supplies ready.  Wish me luck and and always, comments are welcome. 


  1. Ellie has beautiful eyes...a definite art quilt in the future!

    1. She does! We rescued her from the local animal shelter last Christmas and have never regretted it. I'd like to change her colors as I play with her image too... maybe make her psychedelic, lol. She is a great kitty. :)

  2. Congrats on all your news/feature/wins! Your current project intrigues me.....but I am willing to wait to see what develops. I love the color palette.

    1. Thank you Debbie. We'll have to see what I come up with once I start arranging the blocks. Another friend on facebook suggested that I might even be able to make a landscape of sorts with them. This is a project which I have not done much pre-planning on... so I'm not sure what I'll end up with.

      Time to pack up the camper, thanks for writing in!