Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Stuff

Today while in the grocery, I saw the new issue of McCall's Quilting (I think--these magazines are easy to confuse). Anyway, a headline caught my eye: Discover Quilting Blogs. Isn't it nice to feel ahead of the curve? Do you think all quilting blogs will see an increase in hits as a result of the article? I didn't recognize the name of the featured blogger/ author, but Quilt Maverick ring was mentioned.

The Ghost Orchid quilt is finished except for the label, and that is printed and ready to sew on. This detail shot shows a bit of the quilting, which I kept understated. Quilting isn't my strongest suit.
The quilting looks simple, but there were many stops and starts, making it slow and laborious. I do like it, however.

My piece of Hoffman Challenge 2008 fabric finally arrived. I didn't take a picture, but you can see it at the Hoffman Challenge website. I find it interesting that the fabric for the last four years has had basically the same color scheme, in different values and intensities. I know this is true, because I have used one piece of fabric as a coordinate three times, and could use it again if I had any left! Are they in a rut, or am I? Don't answer. Other people see other color schemes, but I always seem to focus on the red violet, although I've combined it differently. Hmmm.

And finally, I had a brainstorm concerning a new project. There won't be any details for a while, because I hesitate to talk about possible totally off the wall (for me, that is) ideas. But I like it so far.

Back to on-line shopping. How many more days?

8 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

I checked out the Hoffman fabric last night but didn't pull the trigger on the order yet. I do plan to participate again this next year.

I have been wondering about you!

Deb Geyer said...

The orchid is gorgeous!! I think you did a wonderful job on it.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I really dont know how to put into words the beauty I see in this orchid. Truly.

Amazing.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Hoorah! Kathy likes one of her own projects!!!!
And well you should. thanks for the close up picture so we can see your meticulous work. Stunning, truly.

That Hoffman fabric is gorgeous, I think. One of my pals designs with these kinds of prints...
http://traceybrookshier.com/patterns/CraneMoon362.jpg
Lots of possiblilities here. (Hope that link works)

What could your new project be I wonder?

Rian said...

I haven't pulled the trigger on the HC fabric either. So far it hasn't spoken to me. What plans do you have for it? What is coming to mind?

Ghost Orchid is fabulous! It is hauntingly beautiful.

I'm so curious about your new project.

Granny Fran said...

Your ghost orchid looks even more beautiful to me since I read "The Orchid Thief".
Can't wait to see your totally off the wall idea come into being.

Nellie's Needles said...

oooo...I can hardly wait to see the whole of your finished orchid quilt. "The Orchid Thief" comes to my mind as well whenever I've read about this quilt.

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