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,
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.
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.
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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!!!