Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fly Dirt

A fly. Has pooped. On my duck. And it's ticking me off. And I don't know how to remove said fly-poop. Because I can't toss the duck quilt in the washing machine, or scrub it. It's raw-edge appliqué and I don't want it 'fuzzy' for the show.

But there are random dark dots on the side of his head, and it can't go to the show with dark dots on his head.

Please excuse me while I cuss a while.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Crayon Challenge

Our guild did a crayon challenge where we had to pick 1, 2, or 3 crayons randomly from a box then make a quilt using those color(s). I picked three all at once and ended up with a really dark blue, a dusty medium/light blue, and a slightly orangey yellow. Those crayons sat on my desk for, oh, several months before I realized that the yellow one was 'rubber ducky yellow'. And then, a quilt was born.

It's due to be shown at the guild meeting tomorrow and I think it turned out great!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

4 down, about a gazillion to go

The quilt show's coming up and not only am I entering some quilts for exhibit, I'm making quilts as give-away and auction items. This past week, I've totally finished the duck quilt, two wall hangings and a table runner. Last night, I stretched a doll quilt and I have another, larger, wall hanging ready to quilt. My two bed sized quilts are at the quilters' (I don't like to quilt huge quilts on my personal sewing machine) and I have at least two, maybe three, more medium sized quilts to get borders on, stretch, and quilt, all before enter everything in the show. Plus at least one bag, maybe another couple of table runners, and a set of standing quilted santas.

LOTS to sew, so I'm definitely not getting a lot of writing done. Soon though, definitely soon. :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I've always wanted to make on from scratch (I'm a bit of a paper geek) and today I found a video for Teesha Moore's Amazing 16 page Journal. I'm super excited and I see a trip to the Art Store next time I'm in Des Moines! Woot!