Saturday, December 21, 2013

Start but no finish

I'm operating here at a distinct disadvantage  the result of a fall recently that resulted in a broken right hand.  So moving things around on the screen is a bit difficult.  Thus no narrative until after the photos.

Anyway my daughter and I recently took a workshop with Victoria Findlay Wolfe called 15 Minutes of play.  What fun and very liberating.  Basically you construct "made-fabric" and then cut your shapes from your newly constructed fabric.  The method allows you to place your template or cut your shape featuring precisely what area you want for the finished sake.  The third photo shows the over-sized shape you start with.  I chose to do a hexagon shape.  Again I'm going to try to move color areas around the piece.  However I'm at a stand still because of my hand.  My daughter and I were on our way to her evening lecture and trunk show when I fell.  A trip to the ER resulted instead of enjoying Victoria's lecture.  A real disappointment!

If you ever get a chance to take her workshop don't hesitate.  She's enthusiastic, warm, creative and a great teacher.  Very inspiring and encourages you to ask  "way if… ?"  She is the author of the book 15 Minutes of Play"  and has a great blog called Bumblebeans where you can follow her creative endeavors. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

One less project

I want to thank all who inquired about the Come Fly With Me blocks.  A very fortunate buyer has just purchased them and I know she's going to do a great job.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Overwhelmed with projects...

I have actually not finished any quilting projects in the recent past.  I've been feverishly knitting some gifts for Christmas instead.  I have, however, been considering what to do next-finish a UFO or start something new.  Yet to be decided.

In the meantime I have been trying to clean up my sewing area.  I've come across a BOM project that I purchased from Material Obsession in Australia.  I have only opened one of the bags to inspect the contents, except to ooh and ah over the fabric choices through the clear plastic.  This was a 10 month program with a  once a month shipping.  I have come to the conclusion that I will never have time to complete this project.  And, despite the fact that I love the fabrics included--Kathy Doughty's ability to combine fabrics is awesome and so unlike what we put together here in the US--I just don't want to dismantle the blocks for the fabrics themselves.  So I'm going to offer them for sale.   All blocks are complete.  Plexi-glass templates are included in the bag if they are required for completion of the block.  No additional supplies would be needed (except needle and thread, of course). Original price of each block was $49 and I am going to ask $225 for the complete set of blocks.  Anyone interested?  The blocks have been stored in a pet free, smoke free area of my home.     I will ship internationally.  The buyer must pay shipping and insurance, if desired.  The entire project will be magnificent!


Dena Crain Work

Dena Crain Work
Tesselated Design