I write. I quilt. I cook. I take photographs. What else is there?
Friday, June 4, 2010
WoooHooo! I'm psyched! I have both today and tomorrow off. I plan on sewing all day today and cooking all day tomorrow. Of course, I'll take time out for important things, like movies and writers' group and things like that. I feel spoiled.
I've been holding out on you all. I have a couple projects I've been working on that I've never posted the pictures. Well, here's one. According to the book I'm using, Amish Adventure: A Workbook for Color in Quilts, the background is chosen FIRST. Three shades of it. THEN, the alternate color is chosen. Two shades there. That dark green is actually a lovely Forest Green. The white isn't white either. It's a light beige.
I love it. I truly do. Vince hates it. He truly does. But then, he doesn't see it like I do: As I want it to be. The quilting is where I will break with tradition. Sorta. I'm going with squiggles and dogwoods. MAYBE some feathers in the wide border (if I can't think of something else).
The other project I've already shown the "Before" picture of the quilting samples that I want to make into AAQI donation quilts. Here, you'll see I've begun. None of these are finished. They're just in various stages of design. As an idea hits me I work on it until I can't figure out what comes next. Some of those quilting samples are a bit ugly, but if I go primitive and if I add lots of embelishments and paint, they'll look okay.