Monday, October 20, 2008

Brownie Busy

Hi everyone,

Well, I had signed up to be a Brownie leader last summer, and it's taking off. I have my own troop of girls, and I have a lot to plan. I've been absent for that reason, and I'm not really sure I'm coming back anytime soon.

I hope you all enjoy your falls and winters! Be safe and best of luck!


Friday, September 26, 2008

Project Abandonment

Though I feel guilty about it, I am abandoning the tree project. I have completed 3 blocks already, and they look like a 12 year old's school project to me. Ick. So I give up. I hate doing it, but I will find another way to use all those half square triangles (I hope) at some point. Maybe I'll revisit this one with some different fabrics and a different block.

Oh well. Onto the next....


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Down

12 to go

Jeezus, these things are a lot of work.

Unfortunately, I'm not in love with this block right now. I hate that. Usually I put the block together, I love it and then I'm completely motivated to do more. But this one isn't speaking to me that way. I'm hoping that when there are more done, I'll change my mind. I've got to keep going, I have too much done to stop now.

In the meantime, I finished another block for that toile quilt:

This one has a bit of beading on it, which is fun (because it means less stitching!). Two more of these to go. I like the way they are coming along.

****Don't forget the yard sale here on October 1st! It'll be a big one!********

Sunday, September 21, 2008

364 Half Square Triangles

Is that what you thought that would look like? I thought 364 half square triangles would look like more. It just seemed like a lot of triangles. I thought I'd be looking at something like this:

But no. There are fewer than I had thought there would be.

That part is done. Now onto sewing them together!

I did get a bit bored, but not too badly. When I was not sewing the triangles together, I planned another 2 quilts in my head, and I did this piece at night:
It's part of this quilt:
Isn't that a terrible picture? When I saw the pattern at a quilt show, I said ick. The picture is terrible! But then another vendor had made the quilt up and hung it in their booth, and it just changed my mind totally. The quilt is really beautiful when it's done. I bought the pattern and fabric right then and there. And it's been sitting in my studio ever since. No more! It's Stash Only September, so out it came, and I'm making progress!