The One Thing I just Hate To Do
Taking down my Christmas decorations is a very sad thing for me.
I put them up early and turn my lights on every am by 5:00.
I just hate to take them down. Many years ago I ready about a singer/songwriter
who had a room in his home where he kept Christmas all year long.
If only, I had room for that. But sadly I must put it away.
2 Recent Projects
This cup of coffee I sent to a friend for Christmas was my first quilted drawing.
I used several different types of paints, dyes and markers on this. I hadn't planned
on outlining the drawing in purple, but it just happened. One of those oh I think
this will be cool moments. I do like the unexpected color. The quilting is very
simple and I used a coffee theme fabric for the backing/binding.
The size is around 12 x 14. I forgot to measure it before it left home.
I made 2 sets of these round table place-mats for gifts this year.
My sister requested some and after I made hers I just had to make another set.
I also made potholder or napkins to go with the different sets.
They are reversible and on each one I used a different quilting pattern.
Plans for the New Year
Well with the Holidays behind me it's time to start thinking about the new year. There will be a few changes in my quilting style and the projects I have planned. I continue to be in the learning curve of quilting and during the early years of this wonderful hobby your knowledge grows by leaps and bounds daily. I spent 2 days reorganizing my studio and went threw all my fabric, papers and supplies. Over the past 2 years I've collected a lot of fabrics and during the process of refolding and separating into colors/groups I found a few I didn't really like that much any more. So this little pile started in the middle of the floor and before I knew it was a big pile. Funny how my likes have changed in just 2 years. Fat quarters I'd fallen in love with months back now no longer hold the aaawwwhhhh factor they once did. I think my pallet of fabrics/colors and textures is becoming more refined into what is ME. I guess it takes a while to determine who you are fabric wise.
I did several projects for Christmas presents that used painted fabric and really enjoyed the process of drawing, painting then quilting. My sweet hubby bought me an airbrush several years ago and it's not been out of the box, but I hope to end it's solitude soon. I've done a good bit of research on airbrushing on fabric and I'm looking forward to jumping into it very soon. For now I'm using fabric paints, dyes and markers.