Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hoffman Challenge Complete -- and some other things too

it's done

I finally decided to title it "First Saturday in May"

and I have the paperwork written up so that on Wednesday I can do the online entry then package it up

I like the way this came out

I'm trying not to get too excited about this entry, because I don't want to be disappointed if it doesn't make the traveling show like last year's entry did

no you are not seeing double

no I didn't put the same picture in there twice

there actually was enough of that fabric to make two quilt tops

and since I already had it cut into strips in the first place, I decided to just go ahead and make them up

nice! and way before the July meeting date too!!

after thinking for quite a while about the effect that I wanted on the Hawaii piece, I finally got out the water color pencils yesterday and put in the sun rays from behind the mountain

I was a little intimidated by the idea that I could have totally messed up the whole top of the piece, but I didn't

it came out really well

so now I need to add the borders and the palm tree

not quite ready to go to the quilting stage, but getting closer -- perhaps this afternoon I will go through the fabric tubs and find the right fabrics for that

the third layer of color is finished on the cone flower piece

today I'll do the top layer of petals -- or at least start on them -- there will be a lot more stitching to do on them

this piece is pretty neat already, and I'm thinking about doing a smaller version and perhaps put it in a mat to be framed (this one is 30" x 30" -- I'm thinking something more like 10" x 10")

we'll see

at least for now something like that is on the "project to do" list

every time I change to a different place to get the metal cuffs that I put inside these bracelets I need to make adjustments to the size of the beading piece that goes on the outside

the new ones are a bit longer

so even though I finished all of the beading on the layout yesterday, I'm not really done -- I need to add about 3/4 of an inch more -- it's all drawn out there on the left side -- it might even get done today

and yes, I found the upholstery velvet, so as soon as the beading is the right size I can start putting the sandwich together

penguins complete!

these little (?) guys took a lot longer to knit up than I thought they would

they are also bigger than I though they'd be

I'll be making some adjustments to the plan for the rest of the sock

we'll see if I can get something done today

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Wow. !!