Is killin’ me. 🙂 I guess my lack of blogging is a direct result of lack of good pictures for my blog. I want to write, but I am just not able to get a setup good enough to take pictures of my finished quilts, and so… I end up not blogging at all. I have started posting pictures to Instagram. Mostly while I’m in progress. I like that better, the pressure on myself to have a GREAT photo is much less… If it’s a little wonky, or too far away, I can crop it. If there’s not enough light, I can throw on a filter and brighten the sucker up… 🙂
So what have I been working on? I made a quilt for my cousin’s son’s wedding, which was at the beginning of the month. That turned out pretty great and everyone loved it. I finished the top of my Fancy Fox quilt for my nephew’s birthday, I go to the long-armers tomorrow to quilt that. I finished “Shine” completely, the picture, as I explained earlier is not that great. and it’s mostly of the spare bedroom re-do that was mostly finished at the point that I took that picture. Plain and Fancy is still quilted, but it is still folded up on one of my bins, and no binding has been attached yet. I am a little afraid to attach the binding, if I’m being honest because that sucker is SO heavy, I think it’s going to be a little bit of a nightmare. I will tackle it soon, I’m sure.
I made myself a Christmas quilt, the top here using some of my favorites, the Cotton + Steel Santas are the best. It reminds me of my Grandma’s 1950’s Christmas decorations. On the right is a quilt top for a baby boy who should be born in the middle of next month sometime. I went with all blues and greys from my 2½” strips and did a quick strip race quilt. Now I just have to get it quilted and bound.
I guess the biggest news is that I moved from my old studio into my NEW STUDIO! It is so much better, I have separated all of the “Office stuff” out and it is strictly for quilting… well… Mostly. I do have my laptop in here most of the time, which can lead to some work being done in here as well, but mostly, it’s strictly for quilting. I have more light, more space, and I’m very excited about it. will it mean more quilts? Actually, so far it has meant I am putting in some more work time than usual. So I guess it is working. I still don’t have a space to take great pictures of completed quilts, but who knows, maybe I will get that figured out soon, too.
I suppose that’s it for now. Keep on sewing away, I know I am, even if I have no photographic evidence of it! 🙂