Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pincushions and Pies & Tarts, oh my!

Thanks to Cathi at Quilt Obsession, I got 5 of the cutest pincushions made yesterday.
Cathi has a great tutorial on the blog. I had made one of these a few years ago, and it was really fussy.  Cathi made it so clear, I whipped these right out. 
Then Linda and Monkey at Inklingo, in conjunction with Sue Daley, quilt designer extrordinaire, released an Inklingo version of Pies and Tarts, Sue's wonderful scrappy circle-y quilt.  So, everything came to A SCREECHING HALT while I printed out some pies and tarts:

 and then had to come here and tell you all.  You can go here to see Sue's version of the quilt, and you can google for other pictures.
I'm going to go cut and sew, now.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Long time, no post

Between the really terrible weather the last month-ish  and the wonderful hint of Spring we had this past week, I went from SAD to euphoric, and now that it's just cold, grey and wet, I'm back.  I have been working like the crazy person I am, though.   A lot of it has been projects for the shop, which you can check on their blog.  I'll give you a peek at the Christmas project in progress:
Lots of pieces to mark and cut.  Yes, I'm doing it the slow by hand way, so I can make sure the templates are good, no matter how you sew it. 
Then there is the mew BIG hexagon project I started:Wait!  Check it out next to my foot so  you can see it really is big:

Told ya!  The best part is how fast it's going.
Then, since my Sashiko machine is on the fritz, I decided to see if I had any machine quilting skills on a regular machine.  Didn't have a project, so decided to make a lovie for our guilds' project for Ronald McDonald House:
I'm really candy deprived, so I made it in soft pink and chocolate. 
Now to get it quilted. 
Of course I've had all kinds of help from the little "dust mops":
This one wouldn't even stand still long enough for a non blurry picture!   Two of the others were smarter and sacked out--sort of:
I've also been making Zentangles til my eyes got gritty:and:
So, now that  you've pretty well caught up with me, I'll try to keep it more regular.  The key word there is "try".  No expectations from me, so I won't accept them from anyone else!
Have a lovely late February afternoon.