Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WooHoo! I'm a Winner!!

 A few weeks ago, Vicki Welsh, of Colorways by Vicki, had a week filled with daily giveaways.  I love reading her blog.  One day she's quilting, another day she's dyeing, another day she's doing glasswork, and on another day she's working on a full-wall mosaic.  Never a dull moment with her, that's for sure!  I had no expectations when entering the giveaway, but wow!  I won Monday's bonanza!  It arrived yesterday in my mailbox.  Thank you, Vicki!  Thank you SO much!!  :)

In other news, I'm working on Lesson #5 for my Katie Pasquini Masopust online class.  groan.  The current assignment is to be achromatic, i.e., all done in black and white and greys.  Not being a fan of b&w&g, this is really a struggle for me.  I began by choosing a photo, cropping it, and then drawing a pattern.
 Next, I made my freezer paper pattern, that I will use to cut pieces and follow to assemble the quilt.
 As I was working, I realized that what I really needed was another design wall.  I've been wanting one for a long time.  I went to Lowe's and bought some insulation.  It wasn't until I was cutting it that I realized I bought the wrong stuff.  What I wanted was foam sheathing.  What I purchased was styrofoam.  I didn't think it would make a difference, so I taped on the flannel surface.
 Here it is, looking beautiful.  Unfortunately, my pins do not like the styrofoam surface.  I am going to have to go back to the hardware/lumber store and find the right stuff.  I think I'll go to Home Depot, as I only saw styrofoam at Lowe's. 
At this point, I've got 1, 2, 3, 4...5 days left before my Lesson #5 deadline.  Today's job:  to see if I can cover the pattern with all of the cut pieces needed to complete the quilt.  On Monday, I thought I would make the iris grey and the backgrounds black and white.
 Once I had some of the background up, it was clear that it was a mess.  Yesterday, I tried to switch, using the black and white for the iris and grey for the background.  Neither is pleasing to me, but perhaps I'll be able to work through this and get the thing finished by Monday.
Goals are good!

1 comment:

Barbara Sindlinger said...

You can use my water quilt. It's all black, white and gray.