Once upon a time ago (as in 20-ish years ago) I saw a sign like this in Germany! I even took a picture, but that was back in the days of film & it would be quite the miracle if I still had the photo or could still find it!
Happy Leap Year!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
So when you have a pile of scraps & want to divide it by value, how many piles do you end up with? Three (light, medium, & dark)? I've read about systems that divide value into 7 (very light, light, medium light, medium, etc.). Me, I fall into the 4 piles group. & that is exactly how I spent President's Day - dividing a pile (& making more charms for those piles) of charms into light, medium light, medium dark, & dark piles.
Project A - snow balls will use the darks. It could also use the medium darks - I'm not so sure about the medium lights, because some of the light corner pieces are medium light.
Project B is a quilt in one of my newest quilt books. Where I am trying my darnedest to figure out transparency. The lights & the medium darks "work" & I hope to find a suitable dark at Mid-Atlantic this weekend & in the end I hope that the resulting quilt will show some transparency.
That of course leaves me with a pile of medium lights that do not have a project perse... I am o.k. with that because these piles are all from my Japanese Taupe collection & I have saved scraps that from lower valued fabrics would have been tossed. (I spent upwards of $20 per yard on some of these...) Now I have 1 old UFO in action, 1 new WIP and some scraps & charms & a couple more ideas brewing...
The question for those of you playing along - how do you divide your scraps when dividing using value. (I have previously divided by color &/or theme.)
Thursday, February 16, 2012
He made himself quite comfy in the pillow on our bed!
(The photo effect is in my cell phone... I wonder how those effects would look if witht he exception of the cat the photo wasn't purple! Wall & all of the pillows!)
Monday, February 13, 2012
How I spent my weekend. Cutting 10.5 inch squares for scrappy backgrounds., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
I've used this photo before...
Well that pile has grown by an inch minimum & I have more fabrics ready to be cut!
I am posting this again, because I keep thinking about that red strata. Well part of that inch, is RED! & I pulled my RED UFO - red is on my mind, no idea why. But I better go with my muse. Know what I mean?
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Do you or probably did you ever round robin? They can be fun - I like the challenge. Most of the time.
This one was challenging for me, my first two ideas had a lot of math issues for me, but this last idea worked "perfectly." (I had some piecing/cutting - Can you tell I used templates? - issues, but nothing I couldn't over come.
The best part, I am happy with how it turned out!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Is it o.k. that I am completely jealous that some people got this (or just get in general) fabric before it is available to the general public?
Am I alone?
Meanwhile, I have a gift cert. (birthday present) to a shop that will carry this line - but with my luck it will be sold out before I have a chance to place my order...
Doubt it? I was going to buy Parson Gray (new line of fabric by David Butler - yes, he is Amy Butler's husband, for Freespirit fabric) most of it is sold out at the shop where I have a gift certificate.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Am I the only one who is motivated by how much trimmings they can get into the bag?
It seems that as long as I have a place for the last trimmings (& the straightening cuts) that I am motivated to cut.
(My scrap bag has gained in this process as well. Which is just as well because I have two scrap projects planned that use 2.5 inch squares.)