Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Creative Space

There hasn't been a lot happening this week - it is so hot and humid here that it is a bit hard to get interested in anything much other than wondering when it will cool down.  However, I managed to get quite a bit done on James' quilt over the last week - basting completed and the first of the quilting was started at the MMQG Sit and Sew Day at GJ's last weekend and I did a bit more during the week. Per one of the suggested options in Modern Minimal, I am echoing the feature blocks in the quilting,
which looks really effective.  I'm extremely happy with the backing; this is a Prints Charming fabric that I picked up for $3 per metre(!) at Spotlight a couple of weeks ago.  But even though I really want to get it finished, manoeuvring a quilt around a sewing machine in this weather isn't a lot of fun so  I might just cut and join the binding fabric and put this on hold until the weather breaks later this week; even though I love the heat, we are overdue for some cooler conditions.
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Friday, March 1, 2013

My Creative Space

I have been thinking about a little boy who through, circumstances at birth, is probably not going to lead the life that his parents had hoped for.  Wondering what to do and say, but  in the end deciding that  a handmade gift will speak for itself as well as for me.

This work in progress is for James.  The design is Boxes from Modern Minimal by Alissa Haight-Carlton.