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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Today's 5-7-5

Frigid, Windy day.
Sub-zero, shockingly cold.
Takes my breath away.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Little Experimentation

A trip to the library allowed me to check out the book Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson.

I enjoy the work that both of these talented women produce, and I'm a fan of the whole modern movement.  

While I have many projects on the wall (and the floor, and in bins and drawers) I wanted to play around with something different without making a huge commitment to a full size project.
So I got out my trusty black and white fabrics and decided to try out the slice and insert technique.  It's not a technique that is totally new to me, but the book inspired me to Just Do It and so I did.

 I used 5" squares of white and 1" strips of the black…..
 And my quilting lines are very close…about 1/8" apart.

 From the backside you can see that I quilted some of the black strips ……and didn't quilt others.
I like the way the un-quilted areas stand out.  I think it has a lot of possibilities.
I'm going to get this bound when I find the right fabric…I'm sure a hunt through the stash will turn something up.

I have another new project to share…it's not that new to me but it will be new to you.
However…I have a little work to do on other things before I will be able to share.

Stay Crafty!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I Don't Know About You...

But it's too damn cold outside!
I'm doing my best to stay busy indoors (because I cannot step foot outside).
I'm on Day 2 of a 5 day Yahoo dishcloth KAL…..
I love working on these…Just a few rows of knitting each day for 5 days, wondering all the while what the final outcome will be.
I made myself a new rice bag.  I zap it in the microwave for 2 minutes to help sooth my sore muscles from snow shoveling and marathon sewing……
And I have 27 Scrappy Trips blocks sewn…and a few waiting to be sewn together…..

So that's all I have to share right now……Stay warm.  Stay Crafty!