Good morning, and please forgive me for being late on this post. I like everyone at one time or another I got off track. I enjoyed my walk yesterday and loved noticing the wonders of spring. I spotted my first Robins- two males singing at full throat in the top of two different trees. At ground level I saw Snow Drops and Wind Flowers showing there faces through the soil. My Tulips are pocking through- only about an inch It always makes my heart light. When I got home I was informed that we were having guests- so I spent my morning cleaning up in preparation for that instead of doing this project. We had a good time and I enjoyed seeing the old friends but by the time they departed it was late and I like to do this project with a clear mind. I think what I really have learned from this is that I just might start before Thursday morning to build the blog.
Progress Report: Blue Frogs- Adventure Challenge
This quilt is coming along. I did a bit of shifting of the frogs and now I like the lay out. I have started to do a bit of reflective quilting around the out side of the frogs to keep the undulating feel.
As this view shows I am still adding buttons to the spiral. My wonderful friends at the Tea Cups and QEG’s meetings gave me additional buttons and I am making progress. I showed this quilt in progress at the meeting on Tue and got some great feed back on how to do my facings in a more accurate fashion too. So I tried that method on one of the other quilts this week. I like the effect. It is great to have lots of feed back on what one is doing.
Crimson Diminished DMC VI
I had this quilt laid out last week. This is the sixth quilt where I am still using the limited pallet from the DMC project. I have added the text like fabric in this case. I think there is just enought to build one more piece to complete this series. I have added ruby beads and silver roses to the surface here . I am quilting with the machine in a geometric pattern that is created by the shapes of the pieced units. I am enjoying this project and over doing as I always do.
This is just one corner of this quilt. I am done with the quilting step and I am applying the new facing technique that Noel told me about at the QEG’s meeting. She also had a great suggestion for a better way to face shapes that I intend to apply to the next work were I use that idea. I have several ideas for what I want to do in the openings and will work at that prat of the process this week.
I intend to keep enjoying the wonders of spring this week .