Sunday, August 12, 2007

Some Accomplishment

Although it's been a while since I blogged about quilting, I have been doing some work. I have both quilt tops for the twins finished and am getting ready to quilt the first one. The quilting will be simple and should go fast. I made both tops the same except for slight rearrangement of the fabrics. I must say it was actually fun to do something that took no brain, and I don't think I could have planned anything better, so I'm not sorry I went the kit route. The pattern is called ABC Fun from Country Quilts.

My second accomplishment was to finish the ugly fabric challenge piece. This project was the total opposite of the baby quilts. It took lots of time, lots of drawing, lots of agonizing over fabric choices, etc., and am I satisfied? No. Depressing. However, it is done.


I also met with my partner in the prize ribbon assignment, and we assembled the ribbons. I must say they look very pretty, thanks to Julie's wonderful choice of rich looking tone-on-tone fabrics for the ruffle and tails. So that is also done. Now that I have (almost) finished my "duty" work, I'm thinking about projects that have been simmering in my mind for a while, something that I will do only to please myself.

5 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

You crazy lady, how could you not be satisfied with your amazing acorn block? You get a potch on the toushie to wake you up! *whack!*
It is utterly elegant and beautiful.

Debra Spincic said...

I think you need to get out of traditional quilt work. Every time you do that kind of quilting you are not satisfied. Try something new and see what happens.

dee said...

I think the oak and acorn block is lovely and the fabrics are yummy! We are always so hard on ourselves. I suspect Debra is right though-I suffer from the same thing. I want to advance to the next level and then I wind up doing the comfortable thing instead. Good Luck Kay-I feel your pain....

Samantha said...

At least, with the "duty" work behind you, you are free. And both the twin quilt and the acorn piece turned out wonderfully!

Granny Fran said...

I like that acorn block. Which is the "ugly" fabric?