Sunday, April 22, 2012
I loved all the comments with the 'whistling' post and it seems we are a creative bunch that loves to whistle, hum or sing when we work. Some prefer silence, but I'm sure there is a song inside.
I'm singing because I finished this month's Schnibble project - 'Summer Day'. I found the Jelly Roll 'Bliss' by Bonnie & Camille for Moda while doing my organization. I don't remember when I got it or why 2 strips had been turned into 9-patches. So I did a little variation and now have a lovely picnic quilt for a summer day. I saved 6 strips for the binding - it is going to be sent off to the long-armer this week.
And singing that I, the lowest of technical people, managed to figure out how to make a mosaic! These are some of the blocks for the Garden Party paper piece a day patterns. I just love the lady in the hat. A lot of these blocks need embellishing which will be done during the quilting phase. So they are on my wall until all 30 are done - probably will sash them. And have to think of border treatment - so this one will be a big quilt. ** linking up with Patchwork Times - you should really check out all the lovely work that gets shown here - super inspiration!
MAY FOR ME
I really enjoyed the class on the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star that our quilt guild sponsored. One of our member teaches this class, and she did a wonderful job. I had gotten my template/ruler a long time ago in wait for this, I'm not one for a lot of specialty rulers, but this was quick and easy. I had watched Deb Tucker's U-Tube instructions as well as read the instruction pamphlet that comes with the template, but there is nothing like a hands on, in person learning experience. I already have several pieces cut for more blocks - yes, that's my 'Summer Breeze II' that my SIL gifted me - and my May For Me BIG project. Oh, yeah - there was singing and dancing with this crazy group during class.
And I love this bag that I received in one of the Quilt Gallery Swaps - filled it with cross stitch and embroidery projects in ready for May For Me. I have to gather some linens and box floss to add, but much prettier to encourage completing some projects.
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So whether you whistle, hum, sing - or people prefer you keep the singing to the shower - keep a song in your creative heart.