Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I took a vacation from my blog.

Can you believe it is the last day of 2013? I don't know about anyone else but  WHOOSH, skip and a jump is how I feel the year has flown by.
So many blessings through out the year, then of course add a few trials and tribulations lots of joy and there you have it, the year has passed.
I admit this past year was the worst for me RE: posting on my blog, not sure I can explain why or give any excuses as to why I let the habit of posting about my art creations or my day to day life slipped away.
Tomorrow is the start of a brand new year, the time for new beginnings I'm told SO as my New Year resolution I have set a goal to get back on track and back to journaling via my blog.

While I am here I might as well post a little teaser about what's on my design board today...
couple of quilting buddies and I belong to a nearby Modern Quilt guild and throughout the country a challenge was posted "The basics Challenge with Riley Blake Designs" Members that were interested each received 6 fat eighths from their basic category fabrics. 
Members may make anything they wish with the fabric as long as it is quilted. 
Deadline is in mid Feb 2014.
Here are some pics to show the evolution (so far) of my project.

I choose to begin with some simple 4 piece blocks (2 sizes)
Discovering that this was not going to make a very large quilt top I decided to regroup.
 Rules state that you may use the 6 fat 8ths they gave you and are allowed to add any solids you might want or any Riley Blake fabrics, that is it!

Tried using my paint program to see if I might want to stretch the size of the quilt top by using various solids.

Finally came up with a plan which will use lots of white as the main solid. 
Thankfully the quilt top seems to be coming along without any troubles.

My design board today.

Happy New Year to all.