Sunday, March 6, 2011

progress!

I got that job back in Nov, and I heart it... I've just been too busy to get any real work done!

I've settled in now, (am on a diet) and am back to work :)

Finished and gifted babette. 



And made some bee squares.  the January sew and bee happy(for Allistitch) is only cut, but there's so many cute ways to assemble it and she isn't finished moving yet, I've shelved it and take it out to play sometimes :)

MY feb blocks:





and the march string fabric came today and I want to SEW so maybe it'll go out earlier than the 31st!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WIP - Happy thoughts, more happy thoughts?

Some more concrete ideas for Happy Thoughts

Hope                     きぼう   希望  Japanese
Faith                                   إيمان   Arabic
Love                     l'amour            French
Blessing                                   Chinese
Peace                                शांति  Hindi

Do I need more happy thoughts?  charity, longevity, patience, intelligence...etc?

maybe symbols?

The back is coming together, half of the squares are triangled this morning

Sunday, November 7, 2010

WIP - Happy thoughts and HST

update:  So I pulled out the fabric to cut the log cabins, and somehow it became over 400 4.5" squares for half-square triangles.  As I was cutting, I accidentally(at first) lay them out by value.  Then it was a tiny leap to a stack of darks and a stack of lights. 

The lights marked in half and stacked:

The darks shuffled in the Halloween candy bowl.

The first five cut and ironed, because I had never made a half square triangle before:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Design book - Inspiration

At filminthefridge's interview on Elizabeth(Oh Fransson)'s blog book tour, she asked about inspiration.

I'm pretty right brained, logical and scientific.  In school, my teachers told me that girls aren't supposed to like sciences; I must be a bit rebellious because it drove me to work harder.  By the time I was starting college and choosing a major, I panicked! I was afraid that I may give up everything creative that I loved for perfect grades.  So I started sketching Every little thing I might ever want to make or learn, telling myself that after college I would have time for them.  Ta~DA!

Now, I sketch out any little idea that pops into my head: from what I did that day to what I just woke up from dreaming. BUT if it’s Really going to challenge me, I get inspired and start to work it up into a full plan. AND if I love it, I can’t not make it!

On my desk today:  tentatively named 'doodle earth' (love in different languages) and some henna designs


-whispers- sometimes, even if I don't like it, but it will be really challenging: I rebel against even myself and make it anyway (shh)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WIP - Happy thoughts and log cabin


I have these dull colored prints, and I can't imagine anything with any POP! to do with them

Plus I want to try piecing hearts and kanji and what not.

So far, I've sorted the prints by overall cool or warm colors and I've started hacking up bright solids for centers.

I started sewing:  This is chinese fu ~ means blessings. The plan from here is six over-sized log cabin squares making a twin sized quilt.  Maybe the back will be just regular logcabin squares?


Friday, October 22, 2010

working finally!

forewent (spell check says it's a word) gym tonight to SEW, yay.

Remember my love swatch?  I'm having trouble with curved piecing.  considering changing the heart to a triangle and the O to a blue nine patch with a yellow center! grr!

I'm glad I got that out:  I'm going to try the reverse tomorrow: cutting the blue curved corners and sewing them onto the yellow.

Goodnight!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

complaining

I have all these great sketches and all this fabric cut...

And exams tonight and job interview tomorrow.

I wanna sew :(