Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cutting myself off

I am officially cutting myself off from making more 9 patches.  This past weekend I made 9 more.  That brings me up to 48.

I really need to work on other projects!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Black and White Sandwich

While my husband was busy jumping out of an airplane for a friend's bachelor party today, I chose to do less risky things-  like take some pictures and sandwich my black & white quilt.

Now that it is all sandwiched and ready to go, I can't decide what color thread to use for the quilting.  I originally thought I would use yellow.  However, now that it is all together, I'm leaning towards using white.  I think the white would tone down some of the busyness.  What do you think?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

That's Amazing!

I recently purchased a copy of Photoshop Elements.  Amazon had it on sale for $50, so I figured, why not?  I am often frustrated with how my photos turn out, so my hope is to learn how to edit them properly.

Tonight was my first attempt at using the program.  I must say,  I am amazed! Check it out!

The original:

That's amazing!  And it was so easy!   

As you can see, I have been busy sewing more 9 patches.  Here are some more:

I am now up to 39.  Not too bad.  I have also been busy finishing up the top for my black, white & yellow quilt.  Pictures to come soon.  

Sunday, May 3, 2009

More 9 Patches

I've been busy working on some more 9 patches.  They're so easy to just get in the groove of making- clearly.  Since I am up to 23 completed. 

For now, I have cut myself off until I make progress on other projects.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Yet Another Quilt-a-Long

I couldn't resist.  Even though I have decided to keep working on finishing up some projects, I decided to join AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts proposed a 9 patch quilt-a-long.  She proposed making one 9-patch a day and then in 70 short days we'll have enough to make a quilt top.  Sounds good to me.  AND I really like the quilt she posted a picture of. 
I opted for 2 fabrics per block and to use scraps and fabrics from my stash.  I also like this project because it gives me a chance to use some of the obscure fabrics in my stash that I wouldn't normally use very often.  My hope is to have no two blocks be the same.  Also that I would not use one fabric more than twice.  We'll see how that one goes, though.

I  have been working on making some blocks.  I may have started to get a bit ahead of myself.  I find it to be quite addicting, to be honest.  They're so simple to make and it goes quickly.  I'm pretty results driven, so it's nearly instant gratification!  Perfect!  I figure at some point I will surely become bored with this project and move onto something else so it is better that I'm getting ahead now.

Here are my first 11.  I actually have a few more in progress.  I figured if I decided to wait until a good stopping point I might not ever post anything. 

Yes, I realize that the white piece of fabric covering over part of my background looks tacky.  That was the piece I pulled out and didn't feel like searching from the pile for something bigger.  Laziness.  Sheer laziness.