Tuesday, May 29, 2012
What Am I Doing?--Linky Party Tuesday!
I started to title this blog post "What I Am Doing" but "What Am I Doing?" seems more appropriate. Once again, I've started a new project that has "leapfrogged" over other things I've thought about to take precedence. I can blame Margaret for some of this. She needed some fabric for her broderie perse project for our applique group, and I decided to loan her some of this fabric with lovely roses on it:
This is a Faye Burgoos fabric that I bought 9 yards of four years ago at G Street Fabrics, with the idea of making a Dazzling Dresden, or just using it as a backing. Seeing it again, I thought I would explore the Dresden opportunities, and of course, now I have these:
These are twelve of the 20 sets I've already cut out, and I have enough fabric to do 20 more (or 30 if I cut a smaller wedge). I decided that this would make a great hand-work car project for our proposed trip to the Southwest in a few weeks (we're up to 16 days traveling, so far, if we make all the stops we've outlined).
Of course, when I told Guy what I had in mind, and asked him to give me some suggestions about background fabric, he was right in there with me commenting on fabric samples on-line, sashing, and layout choices. I think I've created a monster ("do you think 4 yards of 108" backing is enough, honey....wait a minute, let me do the math"). Two hours and $90 later, I've got the background, backing, and sashing fabric due for delivery in a few days.......if I could only teach him to applique (or better yet, do bindings!).
As though this isn't idiotic enough, yesterday I just started playing around with my "uglies" for my "In the Bag" ugly fabric challenge. I decided on some big Jacob's Ladder blocks to showcase my ugly print in the four-patches, paired with my coordinating prints in the half-square triangles. Here's what I'm working with:
If nothing else, these will make a bold statement. And, by the way, Guy quilted "The Charms of Salt Air" (yes, I named it, and no, it's not terribly original, but you get the picture). I love the quilting motif coordinated with the "wavelet" motif in the print. My honey is the best:
I'd better get busy......I've actually got some projects I was planning on doing that have yet to see the light of day......have a great sewing day! Don't forget to check in with Connie at Quilting by the River to see what everyone else is working on.