Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy

I'm so glad to be feeling better again. Too bad I've got to go out this afternoon to get food and things. There's always the chance I'll come back poisoned.

We had visitors over the weekend:

It's hard to believe they're going to be one year old pretty soon. (Yes, the Christmas quilt is still out. At least the tree and all the other decorations have been put away!)

My friend C~ stopped by briefly the other day too. Look what she knitted for me!

I love it. I just have to figure out what to do with it! Even DH says we can't use it as an actual dish or wash cloth. It's got to be mounted somehow or incorporated into something where it won't get abused. It's just about the right size to be a cover for my studio journal but I haven't quite figured out how to pull that off.

What I have done is get out some old intuitive piecing. The Intuition Quilt project and the other intuitive piecing I was doing most recently seem to be stalled at the moment. In an effort to get going again I dug around in my stuff and found two "blocks" I'd created months ago. One in particular spoke to me. The first thing I did was to add white strips all the way around both blocks to give them some breathing room.


Then I found bits of piano key piecing. I added to that and started more strips until I had enough to do this:

The second block is still just a sawtooth bit surrounded by white. I'll probably straighten it up today and maybe add just enough to it to make it closer to 12" square in case Janet chooses it for our Intuitive Swap. I've given her the choice between this one or the smaller one. I knew they were smaller than 12" with only the white strips but I didn't realize how much the piano keys would add until I went to straighten up the edges. I was not measuring anything and only using scissors to trim off excess seam allowances and such. It's about 17 x 15" now. Not sure what I'll do with the block she doesn't choose. Anyone else want to swap intuitive blocks? ;- )

5 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

They just get cuter and cuter! And the skull and crossbones...wow, what awesome detail work! Put it somewhere where it keeps the toxins and poisons away from you. Fly that flag, mate-y!How about behind glass and framed, maybe even with a black mat?

Riel Nason said...

Hi Sue, I just wanted to let you know that your house block from the Neighbourhood Blogland giveaway at Love Laugh Quilt was in the group I won. Thanks for doing such a wonderful creative job. I have it shown on my blog today. Riel
www.quispamsisquilter.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

I am a craftish new blogger zoomin' through a few sites, and just wanted to let you know yours is nearly making me consider taking on the ambitious task of learning to quilt! I stick to simple knit/crochet projects right now (blame the ol' short attention span ;P), but it does look pretty rewarding! I'll be following you! :)

jovaliquilts said...

I love your sawtooth block! And what a great gift -- very cool.

John said...

Fabulous! its so beautiful.


John
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