Sunday, February 22, 2009

Busy bee

I have been sidetracked with an unexpected office redesign, in that we found a great deal on office furniture that could not be refused. So we have been removing old office furniture and putting in new stuff. It's important stuff, since I work in that one room all day.

I'm slowly getting through making the email list of folks who are getting the yo yo flower tutorial as part of my giveaway, so please don't fret.

This week's quilt is especially sad. It's a hand pieced, hand quilted Grandmother's Flower Garden that was cut up when I got it, and only a few rounds actually survive. The quilt is quite tattered. But, I found this one decent section that I could use without cutting into another round. I though long and hard about what this one was going to say. Next week's is downright heartbreaking.

Next week, I'm moving the blog to a different directory on my website. I'll post the location when I move it, and leave a marker to go find the blog in it's new spot. Basically, I only have one site now, which is solely about my quilts. I cleaned up all of my directories and don't have to have sub directories for "quilts" if the whole site is about them. More later!

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Broken Hearts

February's weeklies are going to be a bit different. At one of the last quilt guild meetings, we held a garage sale, and I bought a bag of scraps of very old quilts that have been cut into.
These are usually called "cutter quilts", but the scraps really were pretty and I cannot imaging cutting these full sixed quilts up. Hand pieced and quilted, they are so very thin. My thoughts about this bag were that "someone loved this quilt so much, took so much time to make it, and someone else cut it into parts". Sad, isn't it?

So I'm calling this month's theme "broken hearts". You can either interpret the sayings as a sad lonely person, or from the quilt's perspective, your choice.

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End of January

I'm sorry I didn't get to posting this after they were made, but it's been super crazy after going to NYC for the New York Comic Con. (Which was fun, if exhausting...It's a sign I'm getting too old for this crap.)

January's final weekly quilt is of "kadomatsu" or traditional New Year's decorations which represent Heaven, Humanity, and Earth. They are placed at entryways and at gates in Japan, and are literally translated as "gate pines". I have seen some "plush" versions of kadomatsu, but my little graphic one is cute too. They make fake plastic ones that you can put up year after year, like the holiday decorations of your choice. I wanted to make this closer to the beginning of January, but couldn't figure out what to decorate the bamboo with.

I really enjoyed learning more about Japan for this month's theme.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Winner of my Giveaway!

The Winner of my One World-One Heart giveaway is:

MissKoolAid of Canada!


Now don't fret, because everyone who entered is a winner of the free pattern, but it will take me a couple of days to get allof the emaila ddresses together and sit down and email them all out, so please be patient! Thanks for stopping by! Please take some time to look around my blog, and thank you!