In the beginning...I wasn't sure about color combinations for the Farmer's Wife quilt blocks. The 1st block I made didn't have any white tone-on-tone fabric...and it turned out okay, but it didn't have an enduring quality about it. The 2nd block I made with white tone-on-tone...then it popped out...I really liked it. So I ripped the 1st block apart and added some white...ahh...I really like it now...
As of a couple of weeks ago...I still hadn't made a decision on which fabric collection (Civil War or Bonnie & Camille) to make my Farmer's Wife quilt...then it dawned on me...I will need a little variety since I'm currently working on the Small Steps Quilt out of Civil War scraps.
As a result, I'm changing the fabric collection to Bonnie & Camille's selection. Yes, I will admit that seeing Camille's blocks did persuade me...I loved the light and cheery fabrics from their selection...I really like the change...it's going to be fun!
I haven't sewn the first block, yet...so check back! Also, I'm hoping to lock myself in the craft room later today! Yippeee!
Hello, so I've been working on something from the archives...Small Steps from the American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (December 2010) (see previous posting). It's worth mentioning that I've put the Maple Harvest on the back burner...cuz I didn't want to cut and sew any more 1/2 triangle squares! I know...it's a lame excuse but I'm stickin' to it! Any ho, it's been fun to work on something different; here's a pic of the latest progress report. The blocks are small...they are only 3 1/2 blocks, but it's a nice change up.
For some time now...I've been saying to myself that I wanted to start filling up my ATC Vintage Holder (see image). Stephanie, my Oregonian Peep, got it for my birthday a gazillion years ago...and I haven't done anything with it. Actually, I have done ONE place marker(see this posting)...and that's it...nothing else...
Soooo, what I've decided is that I would take the card sketches to create the ATC card for the holder. I should let you know that I'm not really using it for ATC, instead I'm going to put pictures in it...with some artsy fartsy cards...which I guess are ATC cards...haha. Well, I've had this idea in my head for some time....and have done NOTHING about it...well, my friends...today is the day that I'm going to do more than just think about it! Here's my place holder using the SplitcoastStampers.com sketch challenge. I think of all the people I "love beyond measure"...so next is to put some pictures in...I'm excited to start filling it up! It looks a little too something...pink...red...hmmmm!