Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Quilting Day

I have not yet decided how I will sew my Bear Tracks block together. Thanks for all your opinions. I really appreciate everyone's input. I think the problem with my block is in the colours I used. I might make a few more sections and see what things look like then. Maybe I'll even end up with two blocks!

Meanwhile............ I am working on finishing some other projects. This first one is supposed to be a surprise for a special someone, so I won't show the whole thing until I know the person has received it. It is almost finished. I even have the binding on it - just a bit of extra quilting here and there and it will be ready to send off.

Today is a dark, dreary and rainy day. I feel as if my eyes don't want to stay open. I don't feel very creative, so I have been sandwiching in anticipation of a quiet afternoon of machine quilting. The quilt is a baby quilt that I started a long time ago. Our Guild used to hold Bee Nights, where we had the opportunity to learn easy quilting techniques.

I was very eager in those days and never missed one of these Bee Nights! For this technique we were supposed to cut our fabric beforehand and bring everything to the Bee Night meeting. The pattern was a very simple half log cabin block. We were supposed to pick a strip of fabric out of a bag and sew with it - no planning was allowed. Well, with my neurotic need for order and my insane perfectionism, I was not able to do much of that! I took everything home and promised to finish the quilt on my own. I tried to do a little more each time I picked it up since then. I even appliqued some bears on the inner light spaces.
Now I have no more excuses. I pulled it out of the UFO bin and realized that I don't have much to do to finish this piece. So that is what I will do over the next couple of days.


Living on the Spit said...

I am just learning how to meander and it's not as easy as I thought it was going to be!

I am a lot like you and have to work from a plan...I am wanting to be more spontaneous, but it is hard.

Love the little applique blue bear.

Barb said...

I love the bear quilt....
Go take a short nap, you will maybe feel better????

Vicki said...

Between the crappy weather and the switch to daylight savings time I'm not surprised you are feeling tired. I've been draggy for the last 2 days.

I see cute kitty cat fabrics and I love the blue bear on your 1/2 log cabins. What did you use to embroider the eyes, nose & mouth - yarn or floss? Do you do that on the flimsy or once everything is sandwiched together?

Reddirt Woman said...

Looks like there's some lucky little ones getting a quilt.

The kitty fabric is so cute, and you little bear is a doll.

Despite crappy weather and the time change you always have the bright, beautiful colors of fabric to cheer up your day.

Thanks for sharing.

Reddirt Woman said...

"your" little bear is a doll. Proof reader has the night off. Duh.

The Calico Cat said...

Do I see kitties? :o)

Love the bear applique! He is so cute & those fabrics!

LizzieJane said...

What a lovely quilt to snuggle under, I love the little bear. I hope you will get some good weather soon, dreary rainy days make me sleepy too!

Oiyi said...

Awwww...love that blue bear.

*karendianne. said...

The little bear...oh Hetty! Cute!!! Cute!!! Cute!!!

Winny said...

Love the little bear. He looks so cute.w