Sunday, March 21, 2010
My quilt guild, Needle Chasers of Chevy Chase, is having our biannual quilt show this December. The show is featuring a challenge to our members to "try something new" maybe a technique you've never done before or doing something in a new way. I have never done beading or embellishments of any kind on a quilt so I decided that would be my challenge. I am planning to embellish and finish the quilt pictured on my blog, "Snowflake Hex" but thought I should begin with a practice piece - thus, "Pink Flowers." It's a mini-quilt measuring 10" x 14". The pattern comes from the book, Creative Quilting With Beads by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader. I love the way it turned out!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I promised a picture of a crocus and here it is! Of course it would have looked a little better if I had cleared away some of the dead leaves around it but who has time for that? I will have a new quilting project to show as soon as I put the binding on.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Don't you love waking up the morning after you stayed up late watching the Academy Awards and knowing that spring is right around the corner? We have new Oscar winners and the next People magazine full of yummy fashions to look forward to. To me, it's the last big event of the winter. We have been blessed with warm (60s!) sunny weather here in the nation's capital. There is still snow on the ground in the shady spots but Snowmaggedon is feeling like a distant memory.
I have been knitting a shawl and have several quilts in the planning stages. My husband just asked me to make a baby quilt for one of his employees who's expecting a baby girl in four months. It's the first time he's asked me to do that so I'm psyched!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010