Sunday, May 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday

  Finally got a chance to start working on my color palette challenge.  This was our inspiration for the challenge -

And this is what I came up with on EQ6 - the borders will be a different color than the orange shown ...I couldn't figure out how to import fabric, and I have a nice piece of stripes that will work -
I started on the green/yellow blocks first - color is horrible in the photo - IRL is much better.  It's making up very quickly with this ruler I have - pretty darn neat - might have to try a more complicated look with my stash of batiks one day.  Doubtful I get this done by the end of May - but I did get a good start on it today - and we still have another weekend left in the month !
To see what others are working on this week - check out Judy's Blog at Patchwork Times

Monday, May 14, 2012

Marci's Baby Quilt -

Marci is my personal trainer.  She's due any day - and she's still working.  Except for her belly - you'd never know she was preggo.  Amazing.  Anyway - this is her baby quilt ... just needs a label .... I'm wondering if I should put it on now and just fill in the date (already have the name) or wait and gift it after the baby is born.

Design Wall Monday

Had a wonderful whirlwind weekend at the beach in Florida - spent Mothers Day with my mom, and my son's 9th birthday flying back home to NJ.  No sewing done - but this is whats on my Design Wall - my daughters Monster.  She has her own sewing machine, so don't ask why I have to make monster - but she rarely asks for anything - so I'll put my color challenge on hold and work on this next -

To see what others are working on - check out Judy's blog at Patchwork Times.

Stash Report - Week 20

I only post the yardage of projects I actually complete - easier to keep track of what I have and have not completed.  Since last time I updated, I finished another baby quilt, so 3.5 yards out for that.  I also have to add fabric in - I decided to participate in the color palette challenge (see previous posts) so got in another 9 yards for that. 

Used this Week: 3.5 yards
Used year to Date: 43 yards
Added this Week: 9 yards
Added Year to Date: 13 yards
Net Used for 2012: --30  yards
Finished Projects for 2012 -

To see how others are doing - check out Judy's Blog at Patchwork Times

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

2012 Color Challenge

Got my fabrics !  I had to buy fabrics .... this is what I got

  This is my inspiration

Pretty close - yep !

To see what others are working on - click on the button over on the right hand side of my blog, or else check out Judy's blog at Patchwork Times

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2012 Color Challenge

TO inspire myself to design another quilt with my EQ software - I decided to take part in May's Color Challenge.  Bright colors - just what I need.  If you'd like more information about the color challenge - click on the link on the right hand side of my blog.  I just ordered some fabrics from Connecting Threads - will work on a design later this evening.

Autism ...

My son was recently diagnoses with Autism.  Not sure if I agree, or if I agree in my head and not my heart, or if I knew what was wrong all along, just didn't want to say it out loud.  To me - it's just a label.  I could simply continue to say "He's just a boy."  or "He's bad." - but at least now I know, and we'll get him some help, and hopefully one day he'll just be Adam ... with no additional label.