Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday Meandering 7- 18 - 2016

What a great weekend I just had!  I sewed quite a bit.  I made some progress on my red, white and blue quilt.  And I went to a terrific class by Vicki Pignatelli. I don't usually try to go for a more arty feel to my work -- I like traditional piecing.  Once my moving plans were settled I decided that a weekend away and taking a class on curves would be wonderful break from the work.  That it was 2 weeks after the move-in date didn't really hit me until I tried to gather supplies for the class after the move.  I found a box of hand dyes -- some I had done and some I had purchased and I found most of my batiks.  I don't have big collections of either styles but that's what I decided to work with. I still haven't found my good fabric scissors so I made do with a small pair I use for snipping threads.  It was all fine and great fun. Vicki is a great teacher and very encouraging.    

Here's my attempt at a water lily done with Vicki's pattern.  
I was totally thrilled with my background fabric and how I was able to manipulate the dots to advantage.  I wasn't thrilled with the lily pad fabric I used in the next picture. 

I changed one of the pieces for a darker and more yellow green piece of hand dyed to have more contrast.  I don't remember changing the other lily pad but it sure looks lighter in the picture below than in the picture above. Sunday morning I left Sharon's  around 10:30, after I got all the pieces sewn down. I will be working on the border next. 

Sharon continued to work on hers. The pattern was the flame shape in the middle.  She added the two circular shapes on top left and mid-right.  
By 7:30 pm or so she had her whole piece finished.  (On the other hand, I got to celebrate Natalie's BD.  And, then had the great joy of driving home down I 95 with a ridiculous amount of traffic!) Here's Sharon's finished piece. Hopefully her finish will motivate me to finish mine this month -- especially since I have finishing this piece as my OMG this month! 

Since life is mostly back to normal it is time to come up with goals again.

July 18, 2016

Put borders on my lily piece from class
Get top of cutting table set up with rulers, trash baskets, scissors and cutters. (Where are all of my cutters???)
Continue piecing R, W & Blue quilt.

Yep, I can't find but one of my rotary cutters.  Nor can I find most of my scissors.  That's a problem that I'm not really happy with waiting to discover once my shelving arrives.  So I may be doing some more box diving this week. 

I'm linking up with Monday Makings and Main Crush Monday.  Take some time to visit blogs around the world using either (or both) of these linky parties as your starting point.  It's lots of fun to be inspired by viewing these blogs. I'm happy to be back to a more normal life although there is a lot still to do.  I plan to putter in the studio this afternoon.

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. It's always fun to take a class and step out of our comfort zone!. Love your lily pad -- that background fabric is perfect. Sally

  2. You and Sharon made some beautiful pieces - great fabric selection, too.

  3. I've never sewn with curves but it is on my bucket list. Your lily is beautiful. I hope you find your rotary cutters soon!

  4. A class is a good way to have a go at curve. I too love your background fabric, just perfect. Good luck finishing this off.

  5. What a fun class - and a great way to grow as a quilter ;-)


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