Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Blame Game!

Review of MLKSI: 20 January 2014

January FAL 2014: First finish Qtr 1 - "Dot To Dot" 

Disappearing Pinwheels progress.

Frome these

To this! Colorful blocks
Bias quandry: Sizing vs Spray starch. What do you do to tame your bias edges?
A Lotta Bias Goin' On Here

The Blame Game. Yep, Sandy "STILL" blames me for this DP group effort. I can't seem to shake that association. Sandy's breaking me down. I guess I will have to accept the all seem to think it began with me. But, one last time, "It wasn't me! I guess the quilt that will be so named is in my future.

Celtic Solstice has been on the frame now for almost one week. I am having a mental block on my quilting decisions for Celtic Solstice. I talked about following the lines of the outer boarder. I am not sure what I want to do with the orange/blue border. What I am sure of, I think, is that the center will have an all over design.

Boxy Stars progress, you can find the free pattern over at Bonnie Hunter's blog, Quiltville's Quips & Snips. This is one of my leader/ender projects. The blocks are coming along. No size in mind for the top. I guess I'll be done when I think its big enough.

"It Wasn't Me" Quilt". Still in my head. I hope to begin sketching the design soon. Once I get something that resembles a quilt, I 'll share my progress. Graph paper and colored pencils here I come! This sketching thing will be a first for me. I am way out of my comfort zone.

This is what I will be carrying my hexagons in. It has a second layer that can hold the basted hexies. I will put the completed ones in there, once I find the bottom of the container! :-D

I mentioned Sue Daley's YouTube videos, if interested, you can find those on her website. She does beautiful hand work. Who knew hexies could look so good!
If you would like to see what I am thinking about purchasing you can find the link here. Be sure to click on the image for the full affect.

I am bent on learning how to quilt all types of feathers. Every YouTube video, DVD I watch or blog I read stress practict. I pratice drawing quilting designs on a piece of plexiglass I had purchased a while back. I have sketch books and drawing pads for practicing. Now, reading someones blog, not sure who's, I have now reverted back to playing with children's toys. For what ever reason, this has taken me to a carefree place. Just in case you didn't notice, there's a note for Sandy, of "Quilting for the Rest of Us".

What I'm Lovin' - Magnadoodle by Fisher Price

For you Sandy!

Until Next time........


  1. You could do a half orange peel in those orange triangles, or a full one, continuing into the blue triangles. Hope you can make the right decision for you and finish this gorgeous quilt! Have fun with your new toy! Literally! :)

    1. Thanks! I thought that would be a good design for the orange section! Hadn't thought about extending to the blue.

  2. Love the "toy" at the end for Sandy. Also thanks for the hexie link. I plan to explore in more detail. I also struggle for finding the right design for quilting. Have fun once you do. Side note. Do you float your top? It doesn't look like you are.

    1. I do when I know I will compete it in a day once I start quilting it. Didn't want the boys thinking this was a chew toy. I knew it would be on the frame for a while.......

  3. You and Sandy are both to blame for making me want to do a disappearing pinwheel quilt! As if I don't have enough projects....

  4. Ooooo - I wasn't sold on the DP block, until I saw yours altogether. I'll keep that one in mind for the future!