Thursday, January 19, 2012

Road to California–Day 1

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day with my friends Pam, Pat and Terri.  We took a Snippets class from Cindy Walter.  Cindy was a wonderful teacher, making sure she spent time with each and every student.  I decided to make a simple Christmas wreath.  She described mine as delicate (hum) I tend to cut skinny snippets.  I’m not sure it’s delicate or if I actually made a chili pepper wreath without intending to.  Whichever, I like how it’s coming along.


Today is a “no class” day for me.  I plan on walking the show and viewing the quilts.  I have a short list of things I’m looking for but………..NO FABRIC!



Monday, January 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday–January 16, 2012

As mentioned yesterday, I took a guild workshop where we played with coloring on fabric.  Here is my second attempt at what will be a center block in a t-shirt quilt for Emily’s high school graduation later this year.


This one is better but it does have one slight problem,  Somehow my poor granddaughter grew an extra finger on her right hand.  I either have to figure out how to fix it or as they say (and hopefully it’s true) third time will be the charm. 

Oh well, that’s what’s on my design wall this week.  To see what others are up to, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Fun Day Coloring

Yesterday I participated in a workshop at my guild.   Patricia Beaver spent they day with us teaching us how to make a crayon quilt.  I was amazed how easy and fast it is. 

I took the class wanting to make a block using a picture of my granddaughter, Emily.  My idea is to use it as a focal point in a quilt I’d like to make her for her high school graduation.

Here’s the picture I started out with.

EmHere’s my first attempt -


It’s not bad but there’s something just not right with her jaw line and eyes.  I’ve decided to do it again (it really doesn’t take that long).  Here’s my pencil tracing for my second attempt.


So now it’s time to get out the crayons and start coloring again. 

Thank you Patricia for a fun-filled day.



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