Sunday, August 31, 2014

A UFO to the Rescue

The thing of it is, no matter how long it has been since I last quilted - my quilting has been very minimal and sporadic the last several years - there is still that same pile of UFOs that was there when I last looked.  They didn't magically get done in my absence. Overall however, that has been a good thing.  It has been nice to re-acquaint myself with the various project stages by way of those UFO's. So while a part of me is eager to start something brand new, mainly I am glad to simply ease back into the process.

It's not been without its complications.  A few weeks back, I posted about the new sewing room painted in purple and peach.  I was thrilled with the natural light from the big slider.  However, as far as functionality..., well the room simply wasn't big enough.  Too many windows and doors, and not enough wall space.

The sewing room went back to the basement where there is plenty of room for any configuration.  I am really quite pleased.

Sincerely enjoying those purple walls, I decided to move my bedroom into the former sewing room.  I am really liking it.  But I need a new quilt - and like yesterday.  I don't really have anything that coordinates with the purple.

An old UFO came to save the day.

Even better, it was nearly done when I stopped working on it back in 2011.  I am down to quilting the outer green border and the butterflies.

As to the one peach wall in the purple room?  Well, it's soon going to be a lime green.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Dresden Done!

Looks good against the purple wall, doesn't it?

This one was a long time in coming.  P of  The Way I Sew It sent the center Dresden to me in early 2010.  I'd finished the piecing before moving from Nevada in November of 2010.  I got it sandwiched in 2012.  And FINALLY finished quilting it a couple of weeks ago. It measures 23" X 23".  Only 4 years.

My intention was to bind it in black.  But being determined to utilize something from the stash I've been dragging around from place to place - and adding to along the way - black was not an option.  Hence the zebra stripe.  I'm quite pleased with the effect.

The Dresden itself is quilted with stitch in the ditch to make it pop.  The center has an organic spiral (read as imperfect). The black background is stippled.

I've discovered I really do not like stippling. My brain does not do random.  I have to make myself be random.  And if I'm concentrating on making no pattern is that really random?  (There's your philosophical question for the day.)

The wall hanging resides above my computer - the one I use for blogging and gaming.  :)

So for the first time in years....,

I'm linking up on Sarah's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict.