Tuesday, January 3, 2012

making slow progress

Happy New Year to all!

Over the holidays I've been doing stuff in the sewing room.  I've not completed anything, just plugged away at on-going (slow moving) projects.

Here's a sneak peek of one project.

I've been using Tonya Ricucci's book Word Play Quilts as guidance for making the letters.  She also provides several examples of what not to do.  (I need to remake one of these signs as the letters are somewhat lost because the fabric I chose is a bit too busy and pretty much the same value as the background.  Can you spot it?).  I have two more place names to make before I move on to the next phase of this quilt.  It will be complex, unlike any I have ever made.  I love the challenge and I know that its recipients will cherish it; for me, it won't be "a lot of work" as some are prone to say, it is a lot of fun.

I made the 4th block for the Bloggers BOM.  Pat Sloan designed the block.  I have been making 4 of each block, playing with various similar backgrounds and color combinations.

I've been mentoring a young lass as she made her first quilt. She loves going to the thrift stores. She purchased fabric whenever she could find it, plus received some fabric from a quilting friend.  In two weeks she made a twin quilt top of scrappy nine-patches and snowballs.  It is now at the quilters. She is so excited about it and about having reached her goal of making it in time take it to the University.  She is entering this semester.  I hope to get a picture or two once she gets the quilt back.  We still have to put the binding on it.


  1. Right on ... a lot of FUN ... not work at all.

  2. If it's a really narrow and red orange one I can find it because I can't read the words at all but maybe that would be interesting that you have to look hard to read some of the words - I'm sure you can see what it says close up. just sayin


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