Sunday, April 21, 2013

Black and white challenge etc.

The Basement Diva's met yesterday for our monthly meeting and the big reveal of our Black and White Plus one color challenge. You can read about it here and see the quilts.
This is my quilt and I have posted about it previously while it was in progress. I am not going to say anything more about it now.  Amy (from Amy's Creative Side)has her spring Bloggers Quilt Festival  coming up and I plan to enter this quilt and have a post about it at that time. it has to be a new post and not one that has been up before so I don't want to over do it to the point of boredom about this quilt.
I have been playing (for more than 15 minutes)with made fabric. I keep trying to put my bags of scraps away but something grabs my attention and I start playing with my scraps. I have about 22 blocks now and I put some strips and bits and pieces that I want to use up on the will above my machine. Each time I get back to this I do something a little different than the time before and different colors catch my fancy. It's good to do a little every day or so as it adds variety.
I have been trimming as I sit at the machine. I could say that it is in order to be more efficient but the truth is that my cutting tables are covered with bags of scraps that I sorted and got ready to put away and there is no room to cut.
A word of caution for you if you are cutting while sitting at your machine with a little cutting mat.
     If you are doing this............................................................don't do this.
 Fortunately the odd clunky noise alerted me that something was not right and I only took 3 stitches.

1 comment:

straythreads said...

black and white diamonds and stars are striking!!! love your bright scraps. I need those bright colors with the grey days of winter/spring. Bet you never do that again. Ann