Ack! Poor, neglected blog. I just haven't been in a writing mood lately. The moments I have when I could sit down and blog have been leaning toward actually making stuff instead. So I guess I don't feel too guilty. And I have been dipping my toes into the world of microblogging via Instagram and Twitter-- which is actually a lot of fun! If you want to check it out:
My Twitter: https://twitter.com/CraftyMusings
My Instagram: http://instagram.com/furicious
So-- last time I posted, I was musing on the question of whether to start something new or work on another UFO. I decided to dig out a UFO:
The blocks are from "Grandma's Country Album II" by Robert Callaham. I started this one in 1999(!!!) when the series pattern began appearing in McCall's Quilting. I think I made the first block (the center tree) in April that year (it includes my first-ever attempts at machine applique!). The most recent block was completed in March 2009 (the heart). Looking at these blocks recently, I finally decided I am done. I'm not really feeling the project anymore, so I don't foresee myself making any more of the blocks. So I stuck them up on the wall and worked out a layout that I thought would work for the blocks that were completed, and then I started putting them together.
Not all of the seams are sewn yet, but you get the idea. I'm liking how it is coming together!
Meanwhile, a friend of ours just turned 3. I decided she needed a special pillow. Again, I used the Kimberbell Kids "Personalized Name Pillow" pattern.
Can you guess her favorite color?
Here you can get a peek of the back-- a super soft minkee with circles and dots that was perfect for this project.
She loved it!
And now I am heading back into the UFO mines...