Monday, April 30, 2007

New projects

I haven't posted in a bit, but I have been working on various projects. I have finally started working on JudyL's April HAD quilt. I am using some fabrics that I 'won' a few months back at my guild meeting. We have a 'raffle table' where members donate patterns, notions, books, etc that they no longer want/need. If you are interested , you put your name on a slip of paper by the item, and a quarter, or whatever $ is specified. Well someone donated some 1930's repros already cut into pieces, along with the directions for the project. I entered my name , figuring I'd never win anyway but it would help the guild. WRONG! I came home with someone else's UFO. Since they were already cut into 2.5" strips, I just had to subcut to make the 9 patch blocks. I have also started the goodluck blocks, but ran out of the background fabric. I am hoping to visit the LQS today to pick up some more so that I can get those finished today and tomorrow.

As my most recent spend the evening in front of the tv project, I knitted a Kitty Pi. I blame Amy (Calico Cat) for that one. I don't know why I knitted a cat bed, I don't even have a cat! I guess mother's cat will have another place to snuggle. In any case, it isn't as bowl like as it should be, so I will re block it first. Currently it looks more like a Kitty Pizza.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Scrappers ' survey

I've been busy trying to get caught up on different projects. Even though I spend time in the room, it doesn't seem to leave me with much to show. However, I did get a fast glimpse at a quilting magazine with a scrappy quilt on the cover. I really liked it, but it got me to thinking.....uhoh!

I have trouble with scrappy, I want to blend and matchy-match everything. I have forced myself a few times, and it turned out ok, but, as I said, I started wondering.

Those of you who do scrap quilts (like Bonnie's on Quiltville) do you do totally scrappy- whatever comes to hand, or do you keep your scraps 'alike'? For example, do you mix brights, depression repros, civil war repros, batiks, Kaffe Fassett all together? Or, do you do your scrappy within a type?