Monday, November 9, 2009

Goodbye Leaves, Goodbye Faceted Jewels, Hello Wallhanging...

Hello!! The time between my Friday blog and this blog seemed like ages. There really wasn't much going on in general in blogland this weekend. It feels good to be back and I'm eager to see what everyone was up to this weekend.

Remember this tree, full of fall loveliness......


all you folks in California and Florida who left comments about missing the colors of fall,

look what colors I have now....none,

And this ...

is now this.
We had a lovely warm and sunny weekend, just what everyone needed to rake all those previously beautiful, but now dead leaves. This is what I get to look at for the next 5 months. This is why I plan trips to California in February!!

Well it's official, I have my first real UFO!!

I packed up my "Faceted Jewels" project this weekend. This is the first time I've started something and instead of finishing it, I put in a storage box!! I had a pretty good record going, 52 starts and finishes. I thought it would maybe make me feel bad, to start this project and postpone when I would finish it...but it didn't!! It was really a relief!! With the holidays rapidly approaching, my monthly Schnibbles, plus my snowball challenge, I didn't think I would have the opportunity to spend time on Faceted Jewels. So instead of leaving it out collecting dust, I packed it up. My plan is to get back to it in February, when the decorations are put up, the snow is flying, and working an a colorful project is what I'll need to get through the dreary winter.

It's going to patiently wait for me right here in my closet.

Have you ever made a Harmonic Convergence quilt? It's a pattern created by Ricky Tims.

I can vouch for the book cover, they are mysterious, magical, easy, and fun!! The inside of this book is pretty amazing too. There are some very clever and artistic folks out there!!

All it takes to make a Harmonic Convergence top is four 14 1/2 inch squares of fabric. You cut the squares into 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3, and 3 1/2 inch strips, mix'em up, sew'em up, then cut'em up, mix'em up and sew'em up again. And then you get this.

Some afternoon when you are wanting to feel like an artist and not a quilter, give it a try. I'm giving this to a friend for Christmas. It's quilt # 45 and is 31 inches square.

Well, it was 31 inches square before it was quilted, something happened after it left home to make it a little wonky and ripply. Do small projects get distorted by long arm quilting? I told the quilter I did not want an all over pattern, I think she did a nice job.

I'm still waiting for my Schnibbles Picnic pattern to arrive in the mail!!!
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5 comments:

  1. I was wondering what your November Schnibbles was going to be. Now I know why you haven't told us yet. I hope it comes today.

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  2. I don't know whether to congratulate you or commiserate about the UFO. Since you don't feel bad it doesn't matter.
    I'm still waiting for my Nov pattern too.

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  3. I am glad that you are not upset about putting your Faceted Jewels aside for the moment. I have to say it looks kind of lonely there in your closet ;-)) At least you have a plan of when you will pick it back up again. That's good. I love the quilt you made for your friend's Christmas present. It does look like a fun project. Happy Monday!!!

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  4. You a UFO? Can't believe it! lol
    I KNOW you will finish it probably in January- probably by January 3! You amaze me!
    I have nominated you for an award on my blog.
    You are so creative and inspiring.
    Hugs
    Donna

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  5. All those pretty leaves....gone. Fall happens too fast. I love that you are excited about having a UFO. Welcome to the club! This time of year is always a busy time in the quilting world.....quilty christmas gifts, etc. We have a show coing up in the first week of December and I am trying to get a bunch of my tops quilted to have in the show. I took a class on that Harmonic Convergance years ago. It IS magical and fun! I really enjoyed it.

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