Sunday, February 26, 2012

Well, week 8 just blew by and I finished by the skin of my to speak. This sun is a pattern by Susan Carlson in her book, Serendipity Quilts - Cutting Loose-Fabric Collage. It is a process that I am working with in a small scale so when I'm ready, I have an awesome design that my oldest daughter drew for me that it going to make an awesome quilt. You will no doubt see it, someday. I am doing pencil drawings like crazy for my college art class and am improving. I want my new motto to be- If I can draw it, I can make a quilt out of it. Until then...Keep on quilting

Monday, February 20, 2012

Well week 7 has come and gone and once again I am late posting. It wasn't because I finished my project late, so I don't really have an excuse. The project of the week is one that I finally finished. It is a technique by Maria Elkins off her DVD "Making Faces". It's a really good DVD and everyone should have one to refer to if they are interested in that area. I didn't make wise choices of my fabrics, hence the lightness of the piece. It is of my oldest daughter and her boyfriend. I learned a lot regarding choices and techniques and I went on and did a smaller piece of my younger daughter, just to prove that I could learn from my mistakes. Enjoy and try to finish all those unfinished projects that are cluttering your path to success. This is really working for me and I am, in fact, enjoying being pushed. So until then....Keep on quilting.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The week is at an end. I didn't finish the project that I was working on because I had a lot of homework to do in my college art class, so this week's project will have to be my art homework. I am taking ART 101- Drawing and composition at Palomar College in Escondido CA. Yes, I am once again a college student...Scary isn't it?
I am finding this class both challenging and frustrating but I continue on. Here is my cross contour drawing of my junk drawer. I hope you like it, I'm sure it's going to help me along my path to being a great quilter. I'm not sure how, but I'm sure it is going to help. Keep on quilting and I promise to finish the two projects that I thought I would have time to finish this week. Keep on quilting...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Okay, so another week has bitten the dust and once again, I did finish my project on time. There have been many distractions in this thing called life. I've started a college Art class so that I can learn to draw. It's very frustrating for me most of the time, because I am very critical of my own work. I'm going to stick it out and see how much I can learn. I'm sure it can only help me in my art quilt endevors.
I began making more beer cap beads due to the overwhelming want from my coworkers for more. These do take quite a bit of work and time, but they are well worth it.
I'm still making fabric flowers when I have a few moments. They are so cute and will come in useful for a project on day, I'm sure.
So this week's project was from an Amy Butler pattern that I received indirectly, from one of my old friends. I am dedicating it to Shirley Gillett because it was her pattern and I received it upon her death. She had made the quilt in the past, it being so cute, I made only one block into a wallhanging for my youngest child, who is crazy about penguins.

I have to now decide what my next weeks project will be. So for now, keep on quilting...