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I was just looking at boxes of squares I had cut from scraps when the scrap bin was overflowing. I need to get them out of my stash. A couple good ideas from you may just get me going. I did finish a panel top for donation and have a strip quilt ready for binding, and another that got put up while I decided how to quilt it. They are all for charity. I hope to finish them all this weekend. Then I will get some pictures and post them. Makes me feel good to get them done and gone!
Cathy (cacnurse1) said:
Makes me feel good to get them done and gone!
I completely agree! :-)
Those are all just dazzling, Dee.
You seem to shrug off how much work you have put into your charity quilting but all of us can see the time and thought you put into your generous gifts.
Thanks for posting your blog--I was just thinking abut it the other day when you had shared some of your recent photos. I sure enjoy the eye candy and saw several of your patterns that I had gotten inspiration from!
thank you Judy. As I've said before, I'm going to keep making quilts regardless because I enjoy the process. Once they are done, it's just to "rehome" them - kind of like finding a loving home for a bunch of kittens. Being able to give them to someone who will get joy from my quilts is a bonus.
And as it turns out, they gray & black quilt that I was playing around with several weeks ago is going to be a wedding present. The eldest daughter of my husband's best friend just got married. Both wife & husband have good jobs, don't really need any more dishes or silverware and have never met us in person regardless. So I decided to finish that neutral quilt for them - neutral is apparently all the thing now. Her mom said they have a black sofa so that will work perfectly. So I'm off to Gibson's as I don't have much light gray left from my gray sofa quilt. Love having a project
glad you enjoyed it. I mostly do it like a journal to keep track of my pictures & processes. But every now and then I feel like I'm talking to myself (I am talking to myself), nice when someone else happens across it and comments. And you know there are many of those quilts that I got the idea from You. We've done a lot of cross pollination of ideas over the years!
You've visited my home so you might remember that the exterior is cedar painted grey. This color was chosen in 1995, long before grey was a "fad" color. Since our home is made of wood it must be re-painted every once in a while and this year was the year for another coat.
DH went to the local independent paint store and he and Doug (the owner) were joking about how DH was ahead of the times when he chose grey all those decades ago. Doug says he cannot keep grey paint on the shelves these days but that is why he did not have to special order our color this time around ... it was right there on the shelf, ready to pick up and bring home this time.
Do you detest the appearance of meander, or just get bored doing it? #curious
You sew SO many quilts...in the time you did that, I did 0! LOL!!!! They all look great!
Ya know, Mel ... there are 2 reasons: 1 ... I just don't like the LOOK of it and 2 ... it's trickier than it seems because you need to get that "jigsaw puzzle" look going correctly so that there is no discernable pattern. A proper random is difficult. Generally speaking, I don't like "difficult". :-)
Having said that, if you start at the upper left corner and work your way to the lower right corner AND THEN .... here's the magic ... follow the meander you just stitched back up on itself, *intentionally* criss-crossing the meander line. What you get is a "ribbon meander". Boy it really does look like a twisted ribbon. Now *that* I like! Why didn't I do a ribbon meander for that quilt? Pure laziness! I wanted to get the quilt bound. :-)