Saturday, May 7, 2011
this morning did a little blog housekeeping and updated my project lists. so far have finished 5 off the UFO list. i started 4 new projects, all small pieces, and moved 3 from my WHIMM list to the STARTED list. so it would seem i'm running in the negative with regard to the UFO list at present. this, however, WILL change. in addition to finishing more UFOs, i'm hoping to finish up some of the small projects and keep them from being 2012 UFOs. while i love scrappy quilts and make a lot of them, sometimes i need a change from all those pieces. havinig a mixture of projects utilizing different techniques (pieced, applique, etc.) gives me the option to satisfy my current creative muse on any given day. many might not think this is a system, but quilters understand perfectly, don't you?
Friday, May 6, 2011
after the pineapple blossom top finish, i had these little scraps left over. many are 2" strip scrap pieces. these are going to morph into some paper pieced blocks for who knows what future project. i was thinking placemats maybe or a tablerunner or even a mini wallhanging of sorts. maybe a pineapple or courthouse steps paper pieced tablerunner? that would definitely work. see? i am actually using up my stash, scraps and all. now on to the next project/UFO/finish.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
yesterday i finished this little square. it's a jinny beyer pattern using her border print fabrics. i had been wanting to try it for some time, since the 1980s really, when i first learned of this technique. jinny blew the quilting world away with her "ray of light" quilt, which i got to see up close and personal. she, along with a few others, are credited with the resurgence of quilting at the time of the bicentennial and it's exploded since then. this square is going in the orphan pile for some use later on. ****** today i'm putting the last border on the pineapple blossom, so watch this space for a look at the flimsy, probably tomorrow.