Tuesday, July 9, 2013

One Step Forward - Two Steps Back and a fun diversion......

OK, here's the deal, I'm making the Sparkle July Quilt and it calls for all manner of dark fabrics.....and for me the greater the variety of fabrics the greater the joy......AND I KNEW this piece of very dark green was somewhere in  my stash.  I have looked and looked and looked.....OK my stash isn't well organized and it's an agony getting to all that I have......BUT I knew it was somewhere......finally I opened bins of "works in progress" and there it was........
 Saved away to use with this old old old project from 2010ish or maybe older....BUT I remember NOW!!  I was saving it to use in the sashing.....and didn't want to accidently use it elsewhere so I stored it with the project......I'm not as dim as I appear!!!

But in order to begin cutting up this lovely very dark green I needed to be sure I had used all I needed for this Old Wonky quilt project.   So  -  Two steps backwards to advance one step forward  -  plus my attention was getting bored with "Sparkle July" and it was just what the bored old doctor ordered....a chance to work on an old exciting project.....you see I got stuck on this project when I was contemplating what to do about the corner stones in the sashing.......and you know what?  It came to me to use a fun old fabric that was just waiting around for a use........fussy cut flowers to put at the corners.......after photographing my progress today......I see I'm going to be changing the corner stones in the mid section of the quilt.....I'm going to make all the corner stones out of the big red flowers......just something I didn't see until I photographed it.....  Well, I know better to go ahead and sew before snapping shots.....but I really didn't know better.....NOW I have to the fun and exciting opportunity to un-sew 6 corner stones....no big deal, I already un-sewed 6 corner stones that were already in place when I found this project in it's storage place.

I bought this fabric back at the beginning of my quilting career in a border town of McAllen, Texas.  The fabrics were all so very inexpensive......some had flaws and not all were really good quilting fabrics.....but what did I know then ..... and what do I know NOW???  I'm using it anyway.....

I belong to the "No Rules" faction of the quilting community.

Friday, July 5, 2013

And progress report on the Sparkle July quilt

OH and you might notice the purse in the foreground.  So I'm slowly advancing.....I have even more since this photo.  I had to remove the stuff along the bottom row to start putting up more blocks.  The quilt will finish 8 x 8 blocks for a total of 64 blocks and making the quilt somewhere around 96" x 96" for a Queen sized quilt that with have a good drop over the side of the bed (I hope, I hope, I hope)

Ah, y es posible que note la bolsa en el primer plano. Así que estoy avanzando lentamente ..... He aún más ya que esta foto. Tuve que quitar las cosas a lo largo de la fila de abajo para empezar a poner más bloques. El edredón terminará 8 x 8 bloques con un total de 64 bloques y hacer la colcha en alguna parte alrededor de 96 "x 96" para una colcha de queen-size que, con una buena caída a un lado de la cama (eso espero, espero, me espero)

OK and just because I got a little bored with the blocks....as is my way.....I just didn't an experimental goofing around with some block patterns that have curves......the top block here....the reason there is the red-violet strips is because the pattern didn't finish to the 81/2" size that it was supposed to.......so I just added the strips.......not sure if I will have a purpose for these blocks other than just playing and experimenting.........but I have always fancied making a New York Beauty quilt one day.......could be the beginning of something beautiful!!!!!

Aceptar y sólo porque me dieron un poco aburrido con los bloques .... como es mi camino ..... Acabo de hacer un experimento con algunos patrones de bloques que tienen curvas ...... el bloque superior aquí. ... la razón no las tiras de color rojo-violeta se debe a que el patrón no terminó hasta el tamaño 81/2 ", que se suponía que era ....... así que acaba de agregar las tiras ..... .. no estoy seguro si voy a tener un propósito para estos bloques que sean sólo jugando y experimentando ......... pero yo siempre he querido hacer una colcha de Belleza Nueva York un día ....... podría ser el comienzo de algo hermoso!!!

OH DEary Me!!! I'm such a slacker!!!

Yes, so sorry my DEAR Viewers......just have NOT really gotten back into full sewing swing since my sewing slump began a year ago........

BUT I have been doing some little bit of sewing and I completed this purse......is for a friend that visited me in the beginning of June....but I didn't get it finished in time to send her home with it.......sigh.......

, lo siento mis queridos seguidores ...... simplemente no han llegado realmente de nuevo en pleno apogeo de coser coser desde mi caída comenzó hace un año ........

Pero he estado haciendo un poco de poco de costura y completé este bolsa...... es para una amiga que me visitó en el comienzo de junio .... pero yo no terminó a tiempo para ella poder de llevar a su salida.

Did I mention that she likes pink???  It turned out very pretty!!

¿He mencionado que ella le gusta rosada?? Resultó muy bonito!