Wednesday, March 19, 2008

TIF March

March is marching on, and this is what I have to show for it as far as the Take It Further challenge is concerned: grass blades are the small things I have noticed. They're still brown and crushed looking as the snow melts here, but in a few days they should be turning green. I have mixed feelings about that since I'm not a yard work lover, but the first green is always lovely. Some people show artistic sketch book/note books, but here's mine. AFTER, I swear after, I made my sketch I found this design in the ad for grass seed. I knew mine wasn't very original, but I didn't see it in this ad. We both picked up a rather generic image, I think. But anyway I will do this if I can find the time. It will have to be soon because next week I'll be at my sister's, and then March is over!

And what is keeping me from making a grass picture? Slow, tedious progress on the quilting shown here:

It's at the "I hate this thing!" stage, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, I think.


Allison Ann Aller said...

Your Hoffman challenge piece is fabulous. A winner, I am convinced!

Have fun with the grasses...just do it quickly! There's no rule that says the TIFs have to take a long time...

kay susan said...

You can't hate that quilt - it's a thing of beauty! Do the grass!

Deb Geyer said...

The quilting is lovely! Is that a metallic thread? What kind is it?

Rian said...

Your HC piece is wonderful. How well I know that "I hate this piece" stage, I go through it with everything I make. But then I like it later. So when the IHTP hits I know it's temporary. Saves many a piece from the trashcan.

I have one piece that I still hate, I never will like it. It is hanging on the wall outside my studio and everyone who sees it goes gaga over it, just goes to show ya.

I think the grasses is a great idea for a quilt. Unexpected. And that's always a very good thing.