Monday, August 27, 2012

Okay, so I am running far behind but have been working on a big quilt. I know it sounds like an excuse but I do believe this quilt is one of the best so far that I have done. All I have left to do is finish the binding, make a sleeve and label and attach them, then comes the part to try to find a show or competition that it can go into.
So, I do have weeks 31, 32 and 33 projects done, I just haven't stopped long enough to blog. I have about 45 minutes before my art class starts so I am getting it done.... Oh, didn't I tell you that I have started another college art class? No? Shame on me. This semester I am taking "Head Drawing". It's all about drawing faces. I think it's going to be a good class and my quilts will only improve with the knowledge that I am gaining. I hope so anyway.
Week 31 is a small bag that I made off of an idea I saw on Pinterest. The instructions were in another language so I just faked it in English. I then embellished the front and back with crystals. Cute but I don't love it..
Week 32 is a bag that I bought in Houston a couple years back and thought I would add the crystals but never got around to it, so I finally did it. The crystals seems to be too large for the spaces so if I didn't want them to fall off they would and if I wanted them to fall off they wouldn't. The overall effect was pretty but next time I would use smaller crystals. What a pain.
Week 33 is a prototype bag that I made out of fabric that I had. I have several family members that were in Kawaii with me and saw a bag they liked, we bought the fabric there and now I have several bags to make. I'm going to use nuts as the bag enclosures. They will be cute and I'll post them when I get done. Very Hawaiian.(not this one)

So I am still behind a week but as soon as I finish the big quilt I will be caught up, for now. We will see how long that will last. I'm looking forward to Houston in October. I'm waiting to hear how my "Dandelion Wishes" did at the American Quilter's Society show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show closed on 8/25 so I should be getting my quilt back soon. I had it appraised while it was there and will be getting a cd with all the quilts on it. Exciting. I'm sure it didn't win anything but it's just one more step on my way to being a world famous quilter, and isn't that what it's all about? Well, for some of us it is and as long as it stays fun to do and challenges you, keep on keeping on....And keep on quilting. Until next time, and I promise to try to do better with keeping up on my weekly projects and blogging.

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