Sunday, February 22, 2009

February Blahs!

I'm afraid I slacked off a little bit this past week, I just wasn't in the mood. The grey, dreary days and the cold weather are getting to me. It's hard to get motivated. I really need some sunshine! Does anyone else feel like winter is just dragging on? Maybe it's because we got so much snow, so early this year.
I did manage to get two more of the Vintage Tiles blocks prepared for applique, and now have just one more to go! I won't know what to do for the borders until I get it sewn together, but it will probably involve some applique.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Frustration Is...

I was so pleased when I finished preparing the setting triangles for the centre block of my new(old) Vintage Tiles quilt. I took some photos to show you, and discovered I had the stripes going in the wrong direction on two of the triangles! I couldn't believe I'd been so stupid!! It's a good job Mom was in the next room or the air would have been blue! LOL Luckily, they were only glued and not sewn yet, but it was still really frustrating. I swear, I think I am spatially challenged! I always found geometry difficult when I was in school, and maybe that was the reason.
Here are the photos, and as you can see, the yellow rose background has the stripe going horizontally instead of vertically!

I'll have to peel the applique pieces off, and recut the background fabric. Here's hoping I have enough fabric.
I've still got a few more blocks to design for this quilt, but I would really like to finish it by the end of March. Here's hoping.
Bye for now. Chat with you later

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A week has gone by since my last post, and I'm afraid I got very little quilting accomplished, so I've nothing new in the Vintage Tiles design to show you.
Instead, here's a photo of a quilt I made a few years ago. I was trying to challenge myself to use brighter colors. I think it turned out okay. I don't have any grandchildren yet, but I think this

quilt would be wonderful for a little boy. What do you think?

Chat with you later. Bye for now