Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I used to do lots of hand applique and just loved hand work. Somehow, the past couple of years, I have lost that and found myself doing more IMA (invisible machine applique). I found I was doing this to get more done to keep up with the Joneses per se. After all of that, I found I got burned out. This past weekend, I decided to choose a project that I had always wanted to do and then to do it by hand. I want to get back to the basics and enjoy the process again. Before I got to the project I had on my mind, I pulled out a couple of UFO's and looked them over. I found renewed interest in them and think I am BACK! It feels so good to be inspired again.
I want to share a pic of the blocks that I have completed so far. This is 'Quilt for Emily' from the Christmas Memories Series by Blackbird Designs.
Hope to have more pics in the next couple of days of some other UFO's that are going to become WIP again.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
After a bit, I just had to play with them to see how they would look. I'll do something like this layout, only larger, and stitch them down on a light colored piece of wool. I'm thinking of using Walnut Crystals to dye the cream colored wool that I have for the background. I'm planning a scrappy penny rug/runner for my buffet cabinet.Now I have to take a break from the wool stash. My nose has been itching and I have been sneezing with all of the wool dust from cutting.
What do I work on next?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Until next time, Enjoy!