Monday, January 26, 2009

Would you believe?

I am so far behind. I have been working on getting ready for Quilt Camp so I am behind on the Quilt Camp Mystery and my Baby Jane. Hope to catch up soon. Sorry, no pictures tonight, Dick has his camera, so I can't show you what I have been working on.

Have a good week. I'll be back soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Weekend

I have not made much progress this weekend. Sherry and I have been working on the mystery quilt for Spring Quilt Camp, which is fast approaching. I spent 2 days stressing over which fabrics to use. I would pull some out, take a picture, look at it, put the fabrics back. It has given me the chance to pull all of my blue, yellow, and orange fabrics off of the shelf and fondle them. I really did not realize how much they had missed that. I found some fabrics that I haven't seen in probably 3 or 4 years!! We really need to do that at least once a year. Take them off of the shelf, refold them and put them back. It makes your fabric feel loved and appreciated. (I know, you think that I have a screw loose!!) Just give it a try and you will really feel the love too.

We received a email from the curator of the "Artful Bra" exhibit. She had heard from a lady in New York who is going to try to get something going in that area for a auction of their own art bras, during a golf tournament. It is really amazing how the "word" has gotten our about this exhibit. I certainly hope that many of you are in an area at the same time that the exhibit is and can get a good look at the Bras. They are awesome. For those of you that missed that post this is a picture of mine:

As the Bras travel they have their own special cover bags and their own hangers. They travel in special boxes with special instructions. If you are in South Carolina and would like to exhibit the "Artful Bras" you can find all of the information on the Quilters Of South Carolina website. I know that they will be at Greenhill Baptist Church , in West Columbia, SC , Tuesday of this week from 12:00 to 5:00. You can call Greenhill for information.
Hope you have a great week.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

To Red or Not to Red?

Do I use the red or not?
With the Red.
Without the red.
This is 1/2 of the top. Tell me whatcha think. I've got thick skin. I can take it. Make suggestions. This is show and tell for the Quilt Doctor.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Long Weekend

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do hope that everyone is safe and well. I have had some time off and have really been stressing over a piece for an exhibit for August of 2009.

Rocky, has been in trouble this weekend. He decided that Dick's shoes were a tasty treat. Needless to say, Mr. Greer, is not very happy with young dog. How could anyone be upset with this 70lbs of licking love?

Jake just spends his days napping. He really tries to ignore Rocky, but, when that is not possible he barks at Rocky and snaps at his head. Rocky yelps and runs, but, no one is hurt and Jake gets his point across.

What has Joyce been doing this weekend you may be asking? Actually if this is your thinking, then you should really get a life. Maybe I should too. I have been playing with something for our library exhibit for Devine Quilters. I have actually been working on this for 3 days at the machine. Two to three days with EQ and some type of design. One of the main ideas is for our pieces to have lots of color in them. I don't think that this qualifies.

Other things required are: nine patch block, a star, using a snowball block, churndash blocks. You don't have to use all of them, but at least 3 of them. You can distort the blocks in any way. I don't really know where this piece or this post is going, but I will keep working on it. The red-orange piece of fabric on the left, may work its way into this piece, I just don't know. I am really in a quandry over this piece. This is 1/2 of the piece as I have it now. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Each block section in this piece finished 2 inches. The size of the piece is also set to be 36x48, so that all of the pieces will be a uniform size.

I really hope to work on my Baby Jane tomorrow. It just depends on whether or not this library piece turns loose of my brain.