Thursday, September 30, 2010

Projects that go on forever

So in my previous post I mentioned my friend Emily. She does counted cross stitch as well. She just finished a project and decided to start a new one. Oh and it is a big one! Emily is outdoorsy and was looking for something in that vein. She found a website and found a pattern with deer. It is a painting that was turned into cross stitch.

It is HUGE. She is using 18 count Aida and it is still going to be almost 2 feet both ways. There are 24 pages of pattern. That's Emily in the background.

So to keep her motivated, I am blogging her progress. Emily colours in the sections she has done to keep track of where she is at. You can see the small patch of colour in the middle. Hopefully that grows rapidly. Estimated date of completion: 2013. Seriously.

I have my own project that needs to be kept accountable. I will get around to talking about that.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Design floor?

I am working on the Perfect Ten quilt pattern using Martinique fabric. The cutting was easy enough, but laying out the quilt has been exhausting! The instructions said use a design wall. HA! That translates to the living room floor. I had help from my friend Emily making sure all the colours were evenly spread and the quilt wasn't too 'red'. We arranged blocks, moved blocks, walked around the quilt and then moved blocks again.

Even though arranging blocks can be exhausting, I do love the process of a quilt coming together. The generic pattern can be changed by fabric choice, arrangement of the blocks and it becomes distinct and 'yours'.
Now I have to piece the blocks together, add the borders and it will be another quilt down. This is now quilt no. 3.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The table topper

Still needs to be quilted and bound. It ended up larger than I expected.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I got distracted

I did finish up the table topper, but I haven't taken picture yet. I got distracted by a cross stitch project. One of the guys in my Bible study got a new LARGE print Bible and it didn't have a ribbon bookmark. So I decided to make a bookmark. It was fun cross stitching after a summer off. I got a little burned out in the spring while working on my Lord's Supper project. I'll talk about that in another post.

Here is the finished product!