12 Oct

Some Projects

Some people call it Crafter’s ADD, some just call it having a project for whatever frame of mind you might find yourself in. I like the latter.

Right now, I’m thinking deep thoughts about an art quilt/textile series and as a perfect foil, I’m finally making time to work on a quilt for a friend’s two girls. It’s been so much fun to go through my stash and find the perfect fabrics (and allow myself to buy some that I wouldn’t normally purchase). I’ve also been wanting to make a Denise Schmidt style quilt like all the popular girls and this is the perfect project for it.

I also like to have a take-along project. English-pieced hexagons have long been addictive and pentagons and diamonds are no different. These are from a German book called Liesel’s Funfecke, a book which the whole group of ladies I used to sew with every other Friday bought. I’m not sure if anyone else has a Funfecke project underway. Mine goes to taekwondo class several times a week and is growing nicely.

In the background is the pattern for a blouse I made my daughter. I’ve had the fabric at least six months but it wasn’t until I wanted to use it for the girl quilt too that I actually got around to cutting out the pattern pieces. Maybe my girl will model the blouse tomorrow.

I was remiss in my last post — I didn’t include a picture of the pin cushions. I have my excuses, but they’re lame, so please accept a picture a post late. These are what you can find over at Pink Chalk Fabrics in the Downloadable section (click the button in my sidebar to take you straight there):