Friday, July 23, 2010

Time to Reveal?

Geometry in Bloom 22 x 22
Machine applique and quilting, fabric manipulation (texturing, weaving) beads

Today is the deadline for the Hoffman Challenge, so it should be a good time to post my entry.  I scheduled this post before I left home, then deleted it.  I've seen some beauties on the web, and don't have much confidence in mine.  However,  I decided what the heck, and here it is.  (Because of Picassa, I could retrieve the picture.  Did you know that unless you specifically delete a photo, it stays in your Picassa album, even when the post is gone?)

I didn't like the challenge fabric.  I don't like this color, a minority opinion, I know.  The design seemed to be too prominent for a secondary fabric and not strong enough to be a focus fabric or to fussy cut.  I didn't intend to enter.  But once this idea came, I went with it.  I love the colors, and especially the ombre background fabric, and it was fun to make.  Whatever the outcome, I actually like this the best of all the ones I've made.

After a week babysitting grandchildren,  I'm heading off to Australia as this posts.  See you in mid-August!

Friday, July 02, 2010

It's All Gouda

The July/August Interpret This! photo.  I'm excited about this one--so much to choose from.

The Hoffman is gone--mailed and delivered.

My studio is fairly neat, fabric put away, floor swept, thread returned to the containers.

The binding on the big blue basket quilt is half finished.

We've had fabulous weather, no thunderstorms, for almost a week.

I've lost eleven pounds, and went to Chico's to buy a smaller size traveler's pants for my up-coming trip.

And if you're wondering about the title of the post, it's a family joke.  Just think what positive adjective sounds a bit like Gouda, imagine my pronunciation-challenged husband asking someone in the Netherlands if they had any "Gouda" cheese, and I bet you can figure it out.

Happy July, everyone.