246: Just a little dropping in…
If you have been reading here lately, you know that I have thrown myself into just a few too many projects lately…and I really don’t have a lot of time to post anything this morning, but I do have quite a few pictures to post….just no time to post them right at the moment….hopefully this Thursday I will get a chance to get a REAL post up for you, complete with LOTS of pictures….we’ll see. This morning, I just wanted to pop in here before I head out to my DayJob….
Here are the fabrics that I have set aside for the Fat Quarterly Quiltalong. They are a ton of leftovers from the two Douglas Day Projects I did for Free Spirit awhile back. I thought I would be completely crazy and make TWO of the FQ quiltalong quilts for the boys from these leftovers.
I had these very Large Panels left and I liked the Big Blue Man one like this:
But I had 3 of these guys and only two sons, and I also had one biker dude panel which I never really cared for all that much…not for the biker part, but I don’t like to encourage rebellion in my kids, you know? And I love the bold graphic nature of them….so I cut one Blue Man and the Biker Dude into 2 1/2″ squares for the centers. I don’t really know HOW this is going to turn out, but so far I am pretty excited to see what evolves here.
I must confess, I started piecing the blocks together even though the FQ quiltalong doesn’t tell us how till next week….I figured it out, and I have two to make (along with everything else) and I need the head start. It feels like working with solids with a bold 70’s twist. We’ll see (and yes that means you too!)
Along other lines, Linda and I are both in the same magazine this month!! Quilter’s Home October/November 2010! I haven’t had time to take pictures of my quilt and the article in the mag, but I quickly scanned Linda’s bit for her and her blog, so I thought I would share it here too.
Here is her bit:
She has made about 50 of these great pins for sale on our Etsy site, and they really are neat in real life, I don’ t think pictures do them justice. Her beading ability has always ALWAYS amazed me!
Anyhoo, I have spent longer on this post than I intended….I just love sharing things with you all. I have a ton more, including so many things, I can’t even think straight. Sometime I just sign my emails to Linda as “the Vortex” as honestly that is how it feels sometimes. But if we always find Beauty around us in the midst of the spinning…that’s a good thing, right??
Hoping that you find Beauty in the middle of your busy day today!!
I totally understand the too many fingers in too many pots thing … but when that creative brain keeps turning we’ve gotta keep cranking. I’m finally blogging again – definitely helps me stay “on target.” Check out my latest project – a great
Got Dots Quilt-Along.
Congrats on your magazine publication. I will have to go get that copy! So fun to see your work in print!! ~Sheri
I’ve chopped up panels that I didn’t really like and then used them on a jacket. Turned out great. I’m looking forward to see how the top with the blue guys turns out.