Monday, April 14, 2014

Some Pottery

I have been working on my middle child's quilt and gave myself a break yesterday.  I stitched some more pottery and was looking forward to moving a little quicker on this piece.  No such luck.  The rest of the pots need basketweave.  The only good part is that it is easy to work when I am tired.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Crazy Quilt Block





Well, I think this is done.  Now I can get back to Ghost Dancer and Elizabeth and Heirloom....

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Taking Over My Life.....

I have spent most of my spare time working on this block.  As I look at it, I see that is has lots more work.  The bottom section is too light; it needs beads, or flowers or something.  The upper left corner(above my brazilian flower)is blank.  Also need more on the striped fabric.  The seam to the bottom left is blank and needs some ribbon or something.  All this takes time, but I am loving the process.  

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mail Art Play Day

I needed to get some cards made so my dd and I played this afternoon.  The white card on the top is just gessoed.  The next two have a few layers, but are not done yet.  The two on the left are finished and ready for a message and to be mailed.  It was fun and great to bounce ideas off my artsy daughter.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crazy Quilt Mistakes

 This first block is a reject.  I was really beginning to like it and see great potential, but I found several of my seams were falling apart.  Lesson learned:don't over trim the seams!
This is my next attempt.  I have a big piece of lace to add and lots of beads. (Surprised?) These blocks are taking over all my stitching time and I find myself unable to sleep because I am thinking of what I need to add to the block...
  I need to get back to Ghost Dancer as it is so close to being finished.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Warning! Photo Heavy!!!

 These are photos of lace bits that I am thinking of adding to my crazy quilt.
This one is ok, but not my favorite.
 DD and I love this one, but is it too wide?
The piece of lace could be cut up which seems a shame as I am pretty sure it is hand made.  The lace on the quilt to the right is ok, but does not grab me. 
I think I may end up opting for the smaller piece and adding from there.  I am still not sure about this block as a whole.  I am working on another one which has more fabric repeats.  I think I will like it better...

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Little Bit of Crazy

 This is my crazy quilt block. It needs some more work.  Sharon suggested a doily to break up the line on the right and the central motif.  If I can get some time, I will try again.
I finished the borders on Ghost Dancer!!! Now I need to start filling the pots with stitches.  Good busy work.