Friday, February 25, 2011

Animated quilting

My mom sent me a link to this video. Not sure where she saw it. (I'm pretty sure she wasn't lurking on Canada's National Film Board site.) It's fun to watch pinwheels, fans, hexagons and log cabin blocks move in time to the music and arrange themselves in different settings.

I think I spotted some fabric from my stash in there.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Top done!

The top is all put together. Boy, does that take a long time! Always longer than I expect. I try to piece in groups of blocks, like four patches and nine patches, instead of in rows because the shorter seams make the assembly go faster. At least it seems that way to me. All those long row seams are so tedious.

Not sure how to quilt it or what to do about binding. Maybe a knife-edge binding? Or if regular binding, then scraps of the block fabric or the text fabric used for the half-square triangles. Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No sewing today only shoveling

Looks like I've shoveled a lot. I have! But as you can see in this next photo those snow mountains are the result of the path from the door to the street and clearing just the very end of the driveway.

Still had much more shoveling to go after I took this picture. I thought I'd work from home and take shovel breaks, but I ended up shoveling and taking work breaks!

Husband's stuck in Salt Lake City so he decided to go skiing today. I feel sorry for him because, although he missed out on all this shoveling today, he will have to dig his car out of the O'Hare Airport lot tomorrow, and it is going to be a lot colder and windy then. Everyone's being warned to stay inside. No problem.