Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nine Lives.

 3 years ago I decided to make a baby quilt for
each of my grandchildren for when they had a baby.
I figured it would take me awhile to complete these.
This  is the one I made for Liz.
She is just finishing her student teaching and
 will graduate this spring.
We all like cats  so I am using a cat theme.
Her and Scott have Morris a yellow tabby cat.
No baby yet but they are young yet.
Morris is their baby.
So when she ever has a baby my gift is ready.
Sunday I will show you another in the series.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The saga of the Reflections of Fall quilt.

 Basic background
 Trees trunks added.
Remember  I had these trunks on the Robin quilt first.
Changed directions on that one but they looked good here.

 Leaves came next.
Lots of leaves.
Thread painting to provide the next layer.
Then lost the dark blob in the water.
Extended the orange stripe on the left.
Added  in more water to emphasize the reflection.
Better flow I thought.
 Finished and hanging at Saint Joseph College from now
until the end of the month.
Along with the Robins in the Spring.
They will both go the TAF in Lafayette for the
summer show Under Indiana Skies.
 Detail of the trees.
The size of this quilt is 29 by 40 inches.
I found this easier to work on than the Robin quilt
which was 40 by 58 inches.
The larger size is just too hard on the shoulders.
I did get my paper work done for the tax man.
Wednesday I will be trimming the boxwood.
I look forward to a day outside.
Sunday when I was showing the family my winter's
production of art quilts my grandsons joked that
I was spending too much time in the basement studio.
They told me I needed to come up for air now and then.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What I would rather be doing.

 Picking out some fabric for a new project.
and finding bright threads to go with it.
 Reading some of the quilting books I was going
to read during the winter we did not have.
 Watching the birds outside. The robins have started to arrive.
Instead I was Cooking all Sunday morning.
Delivering quilts to a show Monday morning.
Sorting my tax papers Monday afternoon.
Today I need to finish my tax prep for Friday's appointment.
Wednesday I need to spend some time in the yard
Maybe Thursday too.
So you see there is not much time for the studio this week.
I will miss it.