Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29th - #86

Goodness, I thought I had posted today, and then while watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and they open with the date, I realized I hadn't done it yet!!

So this is an interesting piece. This was a pattern I found in a quilt shop in Olympia. I am not a big fan of working with batiks. I think they are beautiful to look at, and to handle and to own, but sewing with them, not so much. So I figured what the heck, challenge myself a bit more and do a curved piecing project with batiks....I love how it came out. In fact I loved it so much I made another one! But not for me!

This was a "bag lady swap" program I participated in. We were assigned partners and we traded whatever we could fit in a certain sized ziplock bag. What dear Julie sent to me was some batiks and a couple of applique blocks she had left over from a previous project. After hemming, and hawing...I thought I'd make the project work the same as this one had!

Besides piecing in the two blocks I even went a step further and continued the curved piecing into the black small border. I love this look even more! In fact, mine is not quilted yet. I'm considering taking my border off, and adding it with curves!

I am trudging through this book that I am supposed to have finished for my book club gathering tomorrow afternoon. It's "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather. The writing is fine, just not a story I am much interested in. I'll probably speed read through the last quarter of it. There is so much description of the environment, I get the picture zooming by.

Right now I am having a hard time getting into any of the books I have on my night stand! I've finished three audio books and while at Costco I was looking for a new one, and was really disappointed to see that they are carrying abridged versions, which I don't want. Guess I'll be shopping on Amazon....


Piecefulafternoon said...

I just joined a paper bag challenge (we each put a yard of fabric in a paper bag - swapped them - and now we have one year to make something), and I got batik. I have only 4 FG of batiks, as I don't use batiks, so now I have to figure out what to do with this piece of batik and four FGs - probably will have to buy more batik.

I love the curvey edges on yours second quilt.

Julie said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my quilt! I have it quilted and hanging on the wall as we speak! You did an awesome job and I was so very impressed with what I got back. I adore piecing with batiks! Not so much with hand appliqueing them though!

Jamie in Louisiana said...

I love batiks, AND I love your quilts. This is a perfect combination of pattern and fabric choice. You have inspired me to play with my batik stash -- like I need to start something else.

Great Job....