Saturday, January 27, 2007


Hello All

I have been working on "Boldly". I am just having a hard time getting into it. It isn't speaking to me yet. I have been having a very hard time getting my stitching even lately. I start out fine on a seam then my stitches get bigger and bigger as I go.

The seams I have done are not nearly done yet. I thought I would just lay down a basic pattern first, then go back and build on those so I can make sure the colors are well balanced.

So since "Boldly" and I are not on speaking terms yet, I decided to do another NEW project. (Like I don't have enough already!)

My daughter Molly picked out the smiley face fabric , then I turned it into a MP3 player case. It has a little pocket for her extra memory sticks. I decided to use velcro instead of trying to finagle a zipper aroung 2 corners. A bonus with the velcro is that she can run the wire for the headphones right over the top of it and it will seal around it. I think that on the one I do for Katie I will make the velcro a little more secure. It did turn out pretty cute, at least I think so. Next up will be a tiger inspired case

I have also posted a pic of the Ugly block that I am trying to transform into a swan. A group of us on the CQ for Newbies group are attempting to do the impossible. I plan to embellish it in oranges, yellows, greens and some black. I think I will put a huge spray of SRE white daisies on the left side. I also need to do something with the polka dot piece. All of the dots are badly stained, or now that I look more at it I think that the white dye is starting to disintegrate. One estimate I heard is that these blocks could be almost 50 years old. I think I will just try to ignore some of the fabrics and just carry on with a gardening theme.

Any suggestions for help on this would be greatly appreciated

Also I have joined a webring. Around the Block. Please look for the icon in my sidebar and go visit their sites and see all the pretty things they are doing

Off to work on straighter stitches or maybe make a bauble bag like Ati did on her blog I think they are really cute or maybe I'll ..............



Sunday, January 21, 2007


Hello All
Siw in Norway is doing Tinkerbell for her FairyTale RR block. I told her I was a HUGE Tinkerbell fan. I even have her tattooed on my leg! Here is my ode to Tinkerbell. These are from my Fantasy based Cq, the one I have been working on for 2 years now. I hope to get it done this year, along with my other projects.

I have been working on " Boldly" and I will post on the progress a little later

Friday, January 19, 2007

Makes Sense to me

You're Ulysses!

by James Joyce

Most peopleTake the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

are convinced that you don't make any sense, but compared
to what else you could say, what you're saying now makes tons of sense. What people do
understand about you is your vulgarity, which has convinced people that you are at once
brilliant and repugnant. Meanwhile you are content to wander around aimlessly, taking in
the sights and sounds of the city. What you see is vast, almost limitless, and brings you
additional fame. When no one is looking, you dream of being a Greek folk hero.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Hello All


That is the name of my newest crazy quilt project. My plan is to blog all year long on the progress on this quilt.
You can go to my flikr site( there's a link in my sidebar) to see all the blocks

These blocks are much more angular than I normally do but I thought it lent itself well to the theme.

There are 16 blocks that will be 9" finished, this is much smaller than my previous blocks which were 20" square. I am getting faster at piecing which is the bane of my cq-ing efforts

I will not be using a lot of my normal flowery seam treatments. So if you have any ideas for futuristic or science looking patterns let me know. This will be quite a challenge for me

My son says these all look like black holes.LOL

I am not sure at this point whether there will be alot of embellishments other than the seams, we will see as we go along.

I am planning to do some really strange looking plant life on the 2 landscape blocks so watch for those

Any ideas at all will be greatly appreciated, so bring them on!

Next up to piece is one I am calling "Janet's Fault".This was inspired by a piece of fabric Janet used in several of her patches. When I found that print, I just kept buying fabrics that coordinated, before I knew it I had about 30 prints that went together. I plan to do this one with the landscape piecing method. I want it to be very antique-y looking. This is another stretch for me.

I also plan a pinup quilt for my hubby, I'll post on that too

Why, may you ask do I have so many projects at once. The answer is that I get BORED, very easily so I like to switch off.

I also still have my original cq that I have posted about before , so I will keep motoring on that one too.

Well I've got a LOT to do so I better get busy



Thursday, January 04, 2007


Hello All

Here's proof I have been doing my CQ. Not much but a start!



Fairy Tale RR Blocks

Hello All,

I finally got into the mood and have finally been doing some CQ. Here are the blocks I did for the fairy tale RR. One is "The Last Unicorn" and the other is "The Little Mermaid" the Hans Christian Andersen version. I have nothing against the Disney version ,but I didn't want a cartoon-y looking finished block.

I am happy with the way they turned out. Piecing for me is harder than the embellishing

Next up I have a vision of a Star Trek block, I know I am a MAJOR GEEK.

I also have lots of fabrics left from the RR blocks, so I see 3 more of each to make a nice size wallhanging.

I'm finally in the swing of it so I better keep going