Saturday, March 26, 2011
In other news, I signed up to go to this quilt retreat today! It is my birthday present, and I am so excited about it. I want to learn how do more paper piecing, and Penny, from sewtakeahike, is amazing at it. You have to check out this mixer that she designed and pieced. I just read about the retreat last night on crazymomquilts blog, and she is going to be there too! I can't wait to meet such amazing quilters and learn new skills!
I am actually including a picture of my head in this photo for the first time ever. I like knowing what people look like, so I figured other people did too.:)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
It has been fun pulling out the fabrics and finding fabrics to fussy cut for the centers of the blocks. I love the horses in the block above. I am slowly cutting into the small amount I have because I love it so much.
It makes me happy that I waited for so long to start putting it together because I didn't have some of these center fabrics at the beginning of last year.
The last block is paper pieced. I need to add eyes and a nose to the little fox, but I can't decide if I want to try embroidery or add buttons. It is such a cute little pattern, and I found it here. I had to rip it apart,a and resew it so many times because I stink at paper piecing. I never cut the fabric quite right, but I love what you can do with it. I have a couple more blocks that I want to try, so I will keep trying!
I have also been sick over the last couple of weeks, but I am starting to feel better. I had strep throat, and then I had a bad reaction to the antibiotics which led to me being sick again with what seemed like food poisoning or the stomach flu-not fun! I am hoping that with spring coming soon, all the cold germs will go away for the rest of this school year.
I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I am trying to decide how I want to arrange this. I can't decide between using white sashing for negative space and a place to let your eyes rest, or if I want to put them all together without sashing. I will probably end up using sashing so it will fit a twin size bed, otherwise I would need to make a lot more blocks!