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Monday, November 19, 2012

A new blog, sock animals, and Friday Favorites

I give up!  I have held this from last Friday hoping to find my camera.  I guess you will just have to use your imagination.

I have joined the Art Quilts Around the World blog.  I was really tired of deadlines when I finished a year of monthly art quilts at Interpret This!  But that was in 2010 and I am ready for the challenge again in 2013.  And for this blog challenge, I only need to finish a quilt once every other month.  That will help keep my stress levels a bit lower--or at least less often!

And here are some more sock animals that will go to Maine's Children's Home for Little Wanderers.  We have already turned in about a dozen and the staff loved them.  We have another dozen to turn in this Sunday including the bunnies, lions, zebras, horses, dogs, frogs, and skunk!

Friday Favorites

Just one this week.  I must be feeling picky.
Ann climbs on her soap box to tell us to be original in our fiber work.  I totally agree with her.  I do look at quilts made from wonderful published patterns, better than I can design or really want to put thought into designing, and think how beautiful they are. But they are not mine.  I like making my own.  I might use elements of other patterns but I will combine them with pieces that are all me.  I want my quilt to be a piece of art not a paint by number.

And each time I design something, I learn something. And my design skills are getting better.  My compositions are better.  My color combinations are getting stronger.  I am turning out art (sometimes) and not remaking the same block 100 times and measuring my corners to make sure the quilt police won't frown.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are back and with a structured guide for the year. The Art Quilt around the World group looks fabulous and I'm sure you will rise and exceed the challenge.


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