So, after the lovely response to last weeks design wall, I decided to have a little piecing and applique party here on the blog next year. Right now I am busy getting everything ready so you guys can get the center block (applique). Then, starting in January, I will be re-making this quilt and giving the piecing directions for the pieced blocks.
For those of you that are looking forward to the Twitterpated BBQ (Blocks By the Quarter) that's still in the works too! I just love this quilt and wanted to re-make it in my usual, happy palette. I'm calling this quilt Happy Dance and I will hopefully have the center block up this weekend! Cheers!
Well, all this fitness craziness has finally made it to my office. Since I spend most my working day sitting at a desk I decided I would try to make it work for me. I don't know about you but if I sit too long I get a bit tight, especially my knees. Well, sitting on a ball seems to have cured that. I just have to be really careful and not fall off!
Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I just had to make this. It's delicious and very high in calories. I'm thinking of giving it as holiday gifts this year so I just had "taste test" it. Luckily, I have young people in my life who will take these things off my hands before serious damage can be done. Here is the recipe:
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to listen to Mark Lipinski's web seminar about the Slow Stitching Movement. What a treat! Mark's point of view really resonated with me. You purchase the seminar here:
Here is this sweet quote all stitched. I have been playing with how I want to do the embroidery on the lettering. The top one has the embroidery done after quilting. The bottom one hasn't been quilted yet. Since I don't care what the back looks like I think I may do the quilting first. That way I won't have to do really fussy quilting. Anyone out there ever done this before?
Also, anyone out there interested in a pattern? Let me know.