Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Something new for the New Year

I thought that since I had so much fabric in my stash, I should use it up. During this year, I came across the quilting book club (which no longer does anything) and they started a quilt along using a couple of books. These were mainly geared to beginners but anyone could participate. The first book they used this one.

I purchased the book because I wanted to see what all was in it. There are 13 different quilts and all of them are in different sizes. Some have a multi-size materials list in case you want to make a baby quilt size or a lap quilt instead of a bigger, single bed size. I decided that I would work through the book using only the fabrics in my stash. Hopefully I can get most of them done without having to purchase anything - including the backings, but that remains to be seen.

 This is the first pattern in the book. Easy peasy and basically a lap size.
 Since I needed a diversion from what I was doing, I went ahead and pulled some fabrics from my stash.

These are the fabrics I chose (light, medium and dark) - mainly because I had enough to make a lap size quilt out of them. We'll see how far I get. This will be an ongoing project for next year. I really don't think that I will be hand quilting these. Two of the patterns are done in solids and those ones I really like. I know all of the quilts can be done in solids but I did want to use up the printed fabrics that I have accumulated over the years and this seemed like a neat idea to do just that.

I hope you are all keeping well and not stressing over the holidays. You can only do what you can do and believe it or not, you really have no influence over how quickly or slowly the mail is being delivered if you have sent something and it has not yet arrived or you ordered something that has not yet come.
Relax. It will all turn out OK in the end.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Every Inchie Monday #50

Blue: the pure color of a clear sky; one of the primary colours.

 Simple and subtle Blue acrylic paint with a blue gel pen.

 Strange how the background took on a blue hue. It's actually a pure white envelope. I was playing with a stamp pad and it gave me this great textured background for the inchie. Too bad that the glue smudged.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Every Inchie Monday #49

Red: any of various colors resembling the color of blood; one of the primary colours.

 Red acrylic painted inchie with red glitter, red beads and sequins and a red button. All decked out for the holiday season.