flippytale Quilter

Art Journey with a Quilty Voice:
I here Voices. The Voices tell me to cut up Fabric. Good Fabric. Into small pieces. Small interesting pieces.
Then the Voices tell me to put them back together again. In interesting ways.
.... I must Obey ....

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Storm at Sea

I got an idea for our challenge using the "Storm at Sea" block; to make the block the size of the quilt. Spent the last weekend playing with it. I drafted the left and right sides to look like Day Lilies, the top and bottom are Cosmos. These were modified from Ruth McDowell's book "Pieced Flowers". Not sure what I will do in the corners yet. Would like to put a hummingbird in there somewhere too. I have until March to finish it.

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This is what the block looks like....
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Monday, December 04, 2006

Weekend sewing project

what I did this weekend...
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Based on 48 units of this block, all strip pieced from a pattern I found on line "Living Color"
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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Finding MORE Time to Quilt

I have found many time saving methods so I can quilt more.

(These are techniques I perfected while in college and have been maintaining ever since)
Do as little as it takes to keep the dwelling live-able, don't leave stinky stuff around...
Laundry - keep the clothes clean, but this does not mean actually putting anything away from the laundry basket once the items have been collected from the dryer. Iron only if absolutely necessary, such as looking presentable enough so you can keep your job.
Dishes - putting the dirty dishes away into the washer once a week seems to be sufficient, the only other criteria I use is actually running out of dishes, then a sufficient number should cleaned to get through the next week. Again, apply the no stinky rule here
Vacuuming - only when the dust bunnies are starting to attach the pets
Junk Mail - um, that's what those old moving boxes are for, stash 'em in there, you might find inspiration to shred it someday, but why fritter away valuable time going through it? Just be careful to not over look a BILL, those late charges can cut into your quilting budget.
Any thing else? Fergettaboutit...

Keep them fed, clean, litter box scooped at all times. Their need take priority over any silly housework chore. After all they are your support network. Naturally, immediately clean any "accidents" up off the carpet, as this falls under the no stinky rule.

Friends and Family:
Keep visits and relationships to a minimum, if possible make quilting friends, then you can multitask by visiting the quilt store while strengthening your friendship. Remember those darling pets, they are your support network, who else is going to purr at three in the morning on a quilt you've just finished?

Well that's about it, back to playing with fabric...
...the voices in my head keep telling me to cut up fabric...
...and I must obey!