Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Skin of the Teeth OPAM Finish

Phew! Kiwi Jubilee is finished and joins Neptune for two completed quilts in June. Can I get a woohoo?!

This will most likely be a Christmas gift for someone. While I do love the colors and the French Braid (and my machine quilting),  I can't keep every quilt I make. This is my first Batik though, so parting shall be such sweet sorrow. (sigh!)

As I obviously work so much better under pressure, how about I whip out a table quilt now for hte 4th of July. Let's see.....3 evenings after work and all day Saturday...shouldn't be a problem, but I need to use the Accuquilt to cut strips and make it a strip quilt of some type. (I knew I should have ordered more dies, then I wouldn't be so limited in my choices. C'est la vie.).

Look at the fabric on the left. At first I was horrified when it arrived and found that a perfectly good red and blue batik had been hideously deformed by the screenprinting of a bazillion metallic gold stars across it's Indonesian goodness.

And then I made the genius discovery that I could flip it over and pretend that the wrong side was really the right side. No more confetti of stars!

The Great Bleach Debacle of Oh-Ten has finally ended. I waved the white (but not bleached) flag before I had a chance for a go at round two (which was daubing bleach on mottled blue fabric to create clouds). A trip to the LQS this afternoon yielded a Fat Eigth of:

which will do nicely. Next Saturday all of this should be well on it's way to being my first 'art'-like quilt, a landscape from the Skinny Quilts and Table Runners book, for which I have signed up for a class (though I am putting my own spin on some of the 'materials' on the list in order to not be a cookie cutter quilter.

The Saturday following, I am taking another 'art'-like class. A little combo piecing/applique wall hanging. Nothing really fancy, but it's time to put on the 'Suz Zwizzle - Art Quilter' hat and see how it fits.

I'm off to the Accuquilt die-cut mines for the rest of the evening. Daughter's table quilt will have to wait....can you believe it's the only UFO I've got? (Well, that's if you don't count sashiko, applique, Strolling the Block...).  Hopefully I'll have something to show you tomorrow.

Have some fun tomorrow! Long weekend coming up.


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