Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Well I have to say I have been lazy the last couple of days. It is spring break here and we are just hanging at home. We don't like to go anywhere when everybody else does. Next year we will find somewhere to go because there is no one left here for my son to play with. He is a homebody but we need to find somewhere fun.
I decided to go in my studio today and sew. This is the second quilt that I am doing as a group thing. The first is the christmas quilt. Everyone in my group is doing this quilt just in different colorways. I had intended to do it in browns but I need some more values in the browns especially in the batiks. I am collecting black and white batiks so I thought that would be a good start. I had all of these colored strips cut from my last Nancy Crow workshop so I decided to put them with the black and white. The colored strips are from Cherrywood Fabrics. I love their hand dyed fabric. It looks like suede. I had started something similar while I was at Nancy's but this is a different take on it. This is actually a pattern from Pie In The Sky Quilts. It is called Mumbo Gumbo.
The blocks are about 9 1/4 so the big block will be about 18 finished. I am free form cutting my strips so there is not a definite finished size yet. I really like the free form cut. It just gives a little lopsidedness to your quilt. It has helped me with my analness! Is that a word?
Song of the day: "Stand Back" by Stevie Nicks
She is by far my alltime favorite female singer.