Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back to almost normal.......

First, the last tiara...mine! Well, not actually the last...I am doing more, but of my own design...
this is the last from the pattern I bought...and only the outer shape is from the pattern. The stars and circles I cut with my "Go" cutter" All the embellishments are mine. I have drawn several patterns of my own now and will be sharing them soon.

Also, I have a new hairdo and color......whatdoyathink?

It's a nice, cool... hot weather cut...Don's not so sure.......

What do you think...should I change my avatar to this?????????
Well, believe it or not; I actually have some quilt content tonight. Today my guild had a sew-in, I went and took a project. I whipped up a pattern in EQ6 that was "GO" friendly. Took it, the fabric, "go" cutter and appropriate dies, and sewing machine and assorted paraphernalia. This is my design...simple but striking...lots of space for quilting later. Only I took dark purple instead of black for the background.( My granddaughter Kara loves purple)

I did all the cutting here with the "GO" And then started piecing. I just LOVE how perfect my piecing is....all thanks to the perfect cutting with the 'GO" New thing for me to have good piecing..LOL

Although, I didn't get the entire quilt pieced...(due to visiting and running my mouth) I did get it over half done. Here are the star points.
the border pieces

the half square triangle blocks for the star block corners

A completed star block (minus the center purple square I forgot to put in for the photo)

And I even did a kaleidoscope trial block while demo-ing the "GO' cutter....I should be getting a commission...many went online and ordered today!

And here are all the blocks I finished....
This weekend I should be able to finish the top. Then, back to work getting those videos made.

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  1. I completely LOVE my short hair, especially in the hot humid summertime! And the quilt blocks you've shown are awesome - I'm tempted by the GO but haven't given in (yet).

    I'll keep thinking (and watching)...

  2. The new do is great! You sure did recover from the visits quickly. The new quilt is going to be great.

  3. I love your looks great! The color is awesome too. :) Can't wait to see the quilt the colors.

  4. I love the cut! Don't listen to Don, men usually don't like short hair but what do they know? The quilt is going to be gorgeous.

  5. I love your new "do". Your face looks slimmer or have you lost weight too? The new quilt is going to be a beauty. I can't wait to see it after you do your magic on it with your Premier!

  6. I haven't bought that die yet ... but did get my hexagon, 1.5 inch strip, and 3 inch finished half square triangle ones before I left for GA. I'm anxious to get back home and back to work.

    The haircut looks good.

  7. I tested a GO cutter at the LQS, and I'm not sure. It looks like there could be a lot of wasted fabric depending on how you cut.

    Re: hair. Just after I grew out my hair to chin length, everyone seems to be getting shorter cuts, and I'm second-guessing my choice! Good color and cut - looks nice on you.

  8. Love your hair and your tiara!

  9. My second look at your blog, Love the hairdo, tiara and what is a GO cutter? I will do some research on that one! I love seeing the quilt in progress. I never have thought of taking in progress pics. You have given me an idea! Thanks, Colleen


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