Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Something pretty

Room for improvement

This is what I have been doing now that graduation is over. I painted the crappy paneling this very nice blue--Behr Paints "Swan Sea" after much agonizing about color. The paint swatches were starting to look like patchwork on the walls. The priming took one day which I did two weeks ago and I finished the job last Saturday. Whew!!! Needless to say I could barely move on Sunday, but did get the room put back together. So now it's nice and clean and ready for quilts, pictures,etc. to be hung on the walls.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Graduation Day

This is the graduation dress in "action". Hutchison School held their commencement on Monday, May 15, 2010. I hope some of the other graduates send photos. Those will be posted as they arrive--when and if.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sneak peek

The idea for the online challenge quilt begged for my attention,
so I had to get it done. I cannot reveal it in tis entirety till June, so here's a little bit.
Sorry for the glare of the camera flash.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New theme

The theme for the online challenge is "rhythm". My first idea was very exciting and I did the whole thing mentally while walking. Suddenly it seemed like a terrible idea and I felt I needed to do something a little more uplifting than that original thought--although the first one was fun in a devilish way!
So I have the "look" of this thing in my mind. Now I'm stepping out of my comfort zone to put it together. I'm taking some influence from Susan Shie's style of wholecloth quilting, which is WAY cool, I think. Fingers crossed it comes together to look like what's in my head.  I really hate to do a lot of work and be disappointed. But it doesn't have to be done till the end of June, so if it tanks there's time to recoup.