What do all these quilts that I've made have in common??
They all have an underlying pattern for sure....but...
I have definitely strayed from that pattern and done
my own thing in each case.
My New Year's word for quilting is
I mean, you can tell just by looking at these that I truly enjoyed making them.
the first one dates from mid-90's (shhh --I used
a yellow marker to make those dots in the rose centers)
the beach houses were inspired by someone's blog post (sorry, I don't recall who it was) but I liked making those free form parts and then putting the blocks together free form...and all done by hand.
the third wall hanging
(Oh and that's the other thing--they are all smallish)
was from an online class with Jude Hill, and
again, I strayed--she like the top but not the bottom) but--
and this is the important thing--I LIKE the whole thing.
And my Crazy Quilt pictured lastly,
was a whole Summer of sitting on my back deck and
hand sewing a bit each day, adding all kinds of
scrapbook- like ephemera:
laces, appliques, beads, ribbons--
what great fun to riffle through my "fancies" stash
and audition placements and think up ideas...
this being said :
I was totally enabled by two of my blog friends
(who shall herein remain anonymous,
but you know who you are gals ;))) )....
To join into a their year- long "Piece-a-Thon"--I even got the
book-- Farm Girl and.....when I leafed through it....
23 pieces in one block????
Are you really serious--
Well, not my style at all, gals...
I will be taking the "ideas" in that book and
drafting my own versions---
that won't give me nightmares--
there are waaaay too many
1/4" seam crossings for this ole gal....
makes me very nervous just looking at the directions..
Heavens, oh my gosh...I am sure you all will
be flying through all those blocks with ease...
My pieces will look VERY different--and as I am learning to draw
in my art pursuit this year --AND
I thought I'd take a page from Mary Lou Weidman
(if you've never read her books --do, and you are in for a huge treat)
first of all DRAW my own version of a
a bossie, a Moo-person,
A Moooolin Rouge
(Udderly groaning here)
I will show my stabs at drawing my own cow..
but maybe you won't want to see that..just
avert your eyes, and mooove on...
Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (bovine-euse)
(How do I stop this centered text???aaargh)
P.S. I go and get my final check up and get my
glasses today--YAY only a few more days of drops .