Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Doing What I Want, When I Want To Do It

My Trip Around the World blocks have been done and hanging on the design wall for weeks now.  I keep finding same fabrics touching.  I rearrange and then stare at it some more.  I might decide to put them together this weekend, we'll see...  It's also small.  I have a beautiful batik that I could use as a border but I kind of don't like plain borders any more and I don't know what I'd do to jazz it up.  Again, we'll see...

 For no good reason at all, I started a Strawberry Shortcake quilt!  Actually, it's because I wanted to, and that's a good enough reason!  I've been thinking about it FOREVER.  Never feeling like I had a proper reason.  But, I LOVE Strawberry Shortcake!  A lot.  I really needed a fun, non-stressful project and decided she'd be perfect!  I'm using crayons and embroidery to do the blocks.
I downloaded some vintage coloring pages.  You know, because I was using crayons.  They had to be the 80's characters!  I think I may have had this coloring book when I was little.  Blueberry Muffin got a little chocolate on her block.  How on Earth did that happen?...
Apple Dumplin'.  AAwwwww!  I don't have any plans past doing a block for each of the main original characters.  No clue what will happen to turn them in to a quilt/ wall hanging.  Next, Orange Blossom.  I'm a little nervous about getting her skin tone right.
I did manage 1 block of Simple Folk.  I literally, could finish that last leaf in 3 minutes.  So, why don't I?  Because, Meh.  I've really lost interest in this project.  I think I'm at least 2 blocks behind now and the next one comes out next week?
I finally did some crazy quilting!  Last Crazy Quilt class we Margaret taught us how to do these awesome sequin roses!  So I put a bunch of them around the spider web I made on her block.

Then, there's this dude!  He's always by my side, and if he's not, that means he's pooping where he shouldn't be!  The kids were little the last time we had a puppy and I don't think I really enjoyed the experience as much before.  You know, with all that moming I was already doing.  We spend lots of time cuddling which means no stitching for me.  I've got 2 hands and they both need to be loving on him if we're hanging out!
Next week is 6 and 6 in '18 but I haven't worked on any of my UFO's.  I might have to do something this weekend.  If it was a new project earlier in the year is it a UFO a couple months later?

Friday, June 1, 2018

May 6 and 6 2018

Hello all, It's been a bizarre week.  I don't know if it's the heat or what but seems like weirdness abounds.  Maybe it was that Birthday I just celebrated...
6 and 6 in 2018 called for a new project for May.  My favorite kind!!! I started on a full size Trip Around The World variaion using Tonga Treats "Tuscany".  I'm really pleased with it so far.  This picture is a little outdated.  I've gotten about 12 blocks done out of 20.  They're 16".
In other news, my dye station is fully operational!!  I did some experimenting with various amounts of success.  Apparently, anything with red in the mix takes twice as long to dissolve.  I got LOTS of red dots in everything!  Rose Petal would have been gorgeous if not for the red spots!

Bright Green
Deep Purple

Alpine Blue
Antique Gold


And, of course, the cutest dog ever...
Next up, I get a full weekend off!  The plan is to make the wedding veil.  No pictures until the wedding though!