Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Well when you're a grandma....

Well when you are a first time (like me) or I guess for that matter no matter how many times grandma, you know you're expected to make your grandchild a special quilt? Actually this is the second one I made Caleb ;-) the other one is of colors I chose ;-)...This one matches his room. Anyway to jazz it up a little I added the ABC's. Figure mommy can use it as a teaching aid. Thankfully mommy thought it was great.
Anyway I'm still fighting my cold and in the mist of grades at school so not much creative quilting going on, instead I'm just working on some mindless squares for my middle son's t-shirt quilt.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fighting a seasonal cold?

It's always so much fun when the seasons change and you work in a building with over 400 students full of germs ;-) sadly it's my week to have the achy creaky body aches and sniffles. I am determined to fight this as we all know we never have time to be sick! So sadly I have not gotten to my quilting tonight, too tired, though I did have a chance to add the gold paint to the edges of my leaves today so will be able to eventually complete my newest art quilt. I have decided to have two groupings of leaves one of 2 and a group of 3. Now to decide if I want to put a saying on the quilt or not? Then the question is how? Anyway figured I'd post a photo of some of my other fiber work.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lovely Fall day...

Well finished up with the art quilt class today. Sadly I did not feel in "the zone" and have to admit I enjoyed day one of class more.
When we tried to critique our little art quilts I don't feel we got constructive suggestions. I was hoping to get some suggestions RE: my thoughts on whether a grouping of 2 and 3 leaves or 2 groupings of 3 leaves looked balanced. My art quilt instructor suggested I leave the leaves out said the quilt stood well alone. Sadly that might be true about the quilt but was not what I had in mind nor my vision and so I'm determined to try to stick with my drawings or design. I need some materials to help complete the vision ;-))) lol so I've hit a wall.
Oh well to each their own.... have to admit though I felt like she was squelching my inner voice instead of supporting or feeding it. Oh well I guess we all have these days.
But then again look at how great today really was? Here's the view from our back deck. I love fall don't you?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I am sooooo frustrated!

Okay so trying to cram ;-) lol class is tomorrow and I had hoped to have my homework completed but have hit some technical problems. This is when I wish I had the sewing background or knowledge! Sure wish I had wanted to learn to sew as a little girl, but nope I wanted to work with my dad in the garage with his drillpresses and grinders. Anyway I am still determined and actually pleased with what is happening so I intend to hang in there!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Art quilt class-

So homework is due this Sunday for my second class with Paula. (It was or is a 2 time class Sunday 1-4 Artful Quilter, VA) She had us do a line tracing from a magazine photograph of our choice to spark us or help us as a starting point to create an art quilt. She's asked us to complete at least an 8 1/2 X12 quilt to share with the class on Sunday.
Well here is mine so far ;-) Can you tell what I have in mind? One thing it will be a little larger than 8 1/2X12.

Stay tuned I will post the finished assignment. ..........

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Time to leap!

Well it's time for me to leap!

I know I've wasted enough time reading other fiber artist blog's and dreaming about what could be.

Time to move forward and reach for those stars. Wish me luck and come along for my journey.