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Friday, June 4, 2010

It's Friday!!!!

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. 



Joanne said...

Love the Amish quilt!!
Can't wait to see how you add your touch!

SewCalGal said...

Have a fun time off work. Love what you are working on. I hope you'll share before/after photos & insights on the project you want to embellish and paint on.


Sandra Henderson said...

I can totally picture that Amish quilt done! When I first saw it,and before I read your post, I thought, that is a great canvas to show off quilting! The other one is so artistic!

Sharon said...

I think your Amish quilt is great...and what a great "canvas" for your beautiful quilting. Maybe Vince will like it better after its' quilted? And I love R Horton's book. It's really good lessons in Amish quilts.

I think your quilting samples as AAQI quilts is a great idea. They're looking good so far!

Have a great weekend!

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