Monday, December 25, 2017

Contemplation of a Word for the Year

Last year my word for the year was actually three words:  STRONGER, NASTY and BADASS... I think I wasn't nearly as nasty as I would have liked to be, but I was stronger (and healthier) than I've been in a long time, and I was pretty badass when I needed to be (most of the time). 

This year, I'm having trouble narrowing my focus to one word... this will definitely take some thought. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ten Years in the Making

I have a lot of UFOs... some are quite old... Now, I've only been quilting since 2003, but I have generated a lot of UFOs during that time, and I have one from the 70s that I purchased the top for and still haven't quilted, so I have one that's super old, but generally I don't really count that one in among my regular UFO projects.  This one:

Which I called 'The Horse Show', was started about 10 years ago... I finally finished it a couple of days ago... In retrospect, I think I may rename it 'Don't Fence Me In', as the original pattern called for fences in the sashing and borders, but I didn't put them in... I just wanted a small wall-hanging.  Anyway, I'm very happy with how it came out.  I quilted this one myself, and every fabric got it's own quilting design, each different, which was used for both the horse, and the background of that fabric... all the manes and forelocks are quilted the same, and the noses are not quilted so they stayed soft and silky, like a horse's nose should be. 

I've started working on the new Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt... I got my first clue completed... No pictures here as it's supposed to be a mystery... If you want to make the quilt or are just curious about it and the process... I recommend visiting Bonnie's Blog and reading up about the mystery quilt here.

A Mysterious start to the year

Well, I finished one of last year's mystery tops... The Meadow Mist Mosaic Mystery.  I have to say I really like how this one came out.....