Monday, October 18, 2010

The Lord's Supper

So this story starts back in 1997. I had the pattern, got the supplies and started, but I didn't connect with the project. The pattern said to use 3 strands and that made the crosses look lumpy. Some of the colours were a combination of 2 strands of one colour and one of the other. I should have trusted my judgement and just gone with two. I did all the clothing of the disciples and all their hair, but I decided to start over.

So this past January I started over completely. I didn't really care for the colour of the previous fabric, so this time I went with plain white. My goal was to finish it in a year and a half- at least one disciple a month. I started with gusto and then I burned out. I am starting again because TV shows are no longer on re-runs and I can't quilt and watch TV at the same time. I can cross-stitch and watch TV at the same time, even with a blanket on me. So I will update every 2 weeks or so to show progress. So far I have done all the clothing of the disclipes on Jesus' right. That is Bartholomew, James, Andrew, Judas, Peter and John. I've cut it a bit close with the border on the edges, but it should still frame well. So here's hoping I get a lot done this winter.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Taking a break from quilting

I am done with quilting for a bit. It is an expensive hobby! Using a sewing machine makes the process of assembling a quilt quick, so I constantly have to start new projects. Cross stitch takes a bit, so I am going to spend the winter trying to make more progress on my cross stitch project.

The wind was blowing so the border flipped in.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Combination of science nerd and crafter

This was too cool not to share. So neat! Hhmm. . . I wonder how I can get out there to see it.

Crochet Your Way to Coral Reef

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Des Moines Area Quilt Guild quilt show

This past week Des Moines hosted the American Quilter's Society quilt show. There were competitive quilts as well as some exhibition quilts on loan from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. The best part of course were all the vendors and seeing all the quilt patterns, tools and fabric that is out there.

The Des Moines Area Quilt Guild hosted their quilt show in conjunction and I entered a quilt. It was in the 'My First Quilt' division. I walked away with a blue ribbon. I am pretty pleased with myself.

Quilt update

The fabric is called Martinique and the pattern is called Perfect Ten, so I think I am naming this Parfait Dix.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

And the stash grows

I enjoyed the way the table topper came together, so I am going to do another one. It is spring like, so I am in no hurry to get it done anytime soon. I am using Mill House Inn fabric by Fig Tree Quilts. I love Joann Figueroa's designs. There is a reversible wrap skirt pattern I would like to try for next spring/summer. She has an awesome blog too.

P.S. Got the fabric at the Fabric Shack. Love their sales. Still half price shipping.