April 10, 2011

Scattered & Sidetracked

I feel so scattered lately. I have too many projects going on, and more running around in my head. Usually first thing when I get up in the morning I head to the sewing room determined to get some sewing done. Nothing like sewing in your comfy jammies either! While one machine is doing embroidery, I can usually squeeze in piecing a few quilt blocks on my other sewing machine. It really depends on the stitch count of the embroidery design. I like when the screen on the machine says 10-12 mins. for a color number six or whatever. I can usually get two blocks on the blue and red quilt done in that time.

I'm trying to get at least one crazy quilt block embroidered in the mornings, but if Sassy shows up---that's all over. She wants to go outside, then it's breakfast and play time! ---so off we go. Lights out in the sewing room until late afternoon usually.

Three more embroidery blocks to do, and then I can start planning a border. I would really like to find a batik that has a border effect woven into the fabric. My friend Jane found this border type fabric at Sew-Batik. Something like this is what I have in mind. Maybe I can find a similar border print locally. Our local quilt shops have a lot of beautiful batiks. Oh, joy---an excuse to go fabric shopping!

On the way down the hall to the sewing room I go through the living room. Sidetracked to the long arm. I'm working on this wall hanging I pieced several years ago and this was my "Quilt Whispered" project when I took Carla Barrett's online class at MQ Resources a few years ago. I'm finally getting around to finishing it using Carla's drawing suggestions. It was a fun class, and I learned a lot about drawing designs onto a picture of a quilt top using a wacom tablet. This is what Carla suggested:

This is what I have completed so far.

Thank you Carla! I could have never come up with some of these quilting designs on my own. I'm looking forward to finally getting this finished. A little here, a little there. Scattered and sidetracked---

Opps--I almost forgot to post a recent photo of Miss. Sassy!


Belinda said...

Hi Angie! Oooooh I love the fairy quilt and the design your quilting on it is really pretty. Your really good!

Ms. Jan said...

You don't look particularly scattered to me Angie, quite the opposite for the Mom of a puppy! What machines are you quilting and embroidering with these days?
Puppy is darling!

Unknown said...

Angie, I had to zoom in on that first picture! There is a definite optical illusion going on there. It looks as though the scissors are standing straight up in the air suspended from the cord of your iron! It wasn't until I zoomed in and studied the picture that I realized the scissors were laying down. Funny!

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie, wonderful job with your quilt!! I also love the crazy quilt in progress on your design board.

Thanks for the shout out! Hugs, Carla

Purple Pam said...

Beautiful quilting on your quilt. Your crazy quilt blocks are wonderful. Keep up the good work.