Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Camp

I started a new quilt... The blocks are 8 inches finished.

I had planned to teach myself crochet, but Molly developed a keen interest in abstract yarn sculpture.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New panel

I made the center panel for the demented/dementor/garden mosaic quilt. And now I'm working on the panels that surround the center. There are twelve of them. I found myself running out of bat wings so I cut new strips and made new strip sets. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dementor Denied

I got the bin out with the dementor/bat wing/garden mosaic project. But access was denied.

I think I had the right password, its just the security system was a bit sun drunk.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Chameleon Background

I was making more chameleons and am having second thoughts about the background I chose. It looks to muddy to me now.  If I go lighter for the background, the chameleons will pop out more. The top fabric is almost all white with hints of blue. It's my favorite, but I don't have much of it. The middle fabric has a range of light pastels on white and is printed with dragonflies so the chameleons won't go hungry. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Stash Enhancement Warning

Another quilt guild meeting and another handful of wonderfully weird prints for the spool collection. There were two teal and pink fabrics, one dark and one light. Took me back to the 90s. In addition, there was a bit of beige fabric with purple roses and a graphic black and white celebrating the centennial.  I also took advantage of two online sales and an IRL sale of batiks.

(where IRL = in real life)

Here is a selection of lights with some bright pink cats as balance.

And now that I live in Portland, I try my hardest to avoid Fabric Depot. Except that they are having a sale on batiks...and I am looking for chameleons...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I-Spy Back is Back

Here is the I-spy quilt back after a bit of rearranging and a lot of sewing. I even added some new blocks because I couldn't stop myself.

Here are Molly and Buddy looking sweet. Quite an illusion. Molly has a new hobby where she climbs the clothes in the closet to get to the shelf above the hanger bar. I have been closing the closet to prevent this, but I apparently left the door slightly ajar. I heard crashing. She had knocked items off the top shelf down to the floor and trapped herself inside. Before I let her out, I reminded her that there are no vet visits for monkey hobbies or ingesting plastic and other stupid stuff. Happily, she is quite young and still has at least a couple of cat lives left.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

I-spy returns

I am making a reversible I-spy quilt. I pinned the top of the quilt to the batting, and quilted in the ditch down and across the blocks. This made a grid on the batting. I will use this as a guide for basting the I-spy back to the top layers.

So now I have to finish sewing together the blocks for the back of the quilt.