Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5th

These first several days choosing a quilt to photograph should be easy enough as I go from room to room to shoot whats on the walls!
This project is the result of a round robin that I did with an online group WASIQ - Washington State Internet Quilters. We each made the tree that is in the center and then sent it along. Everyone had to add another round and at some point it had to be put "on point". I was THRILLED when mine came home! This was truly the most successful "robin" I have ever participated in.

I'm still making good progress working in my sewing room. I got the big cabinet moved and cleaning it out revealed a project that I started in 2004. This was a BOM project that I signed up for that came out of British Colombia. I'm not sure what exactly drew me to this quilt, since it has a real Asian flair and there is paper piecing involved, but I did sign up for it. I think it will be gorgeous when finished, just not my normal style.
These are the blocks I had completed already.
I LOVE that one in the lower left, kind of woven star and I have to say, I am pretty impressed with my work on it - LOL!!! This will move up the list of UFO's to be working on.

Another of my New Year's Intentions is to prepare at least one meatless meal a week. Tonight is my first attempt. I have in my crock pot a Cuban black bean soup. I soaked the beans and everything! And tons of yummy seasonings in it, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, coriander, serrano pepper......I hope it's as good as it sounds! And I'll be serving a tomato cilantro rice. My husband is a very easy eater, will try just about anything. Last night after dinner he put on a coat over a hooded sweatshirt and said he was taking his first of 300 consecutive walks after dinner! SHOCK!!! And out he went. Gone for about 15 minutes. Good for him. He says when he retires he is going to walk across America and I have been teasing him that he ought to practice walking the mile and a half to our little downtown Lynden - LOL!

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Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the tour of your house quilts. It is fun to imagine them in the different rooms.

I love the blue/white UFO - I'm partial to any single color/shade with white and plan to make more sometime.

300 consecutive walks - what a worthwhile goal.

Dena said...

Like Jo, I too enjoy the tour of your house quilts. I wish I had kept more of mine to hang around my home.

Of your BOM, I love the twisted star block. Was it also paper pieced?

I wish I had a place where I could walk. Living in a rural area it isn't safe to walk along the nearest main road. No shoulder and most of the cars are driving in excess of 50 mph. Road kill I'm not! LOL

Jenny said...

I love reading your blog. I found you through my mom, Daisy Days. You make gorgeous quilts!