This blog was created solely to be eligible to join the OPAM Challenge. It is my desperate attempt to control the embarassingly high number of untamed, unrestrained and unruly "Works In Slow Progress" that I have inexplicably amassed over the years.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
More Snowmen . . .
It's a shame I didn't finish these last Friday, when it was snowing like crazy and only 28 degrees outside! I finished them both today, Wednesday, while it was windy and 76 degrees. They both fit the WISP category as I started them at the same time seven, maybe eight years ago. My favorite quilt store offered the pattern and kits and a table topper of the month club. I bought the pattern for each month and most of the kits. My original idea was to make one for myself and then use my stash to make another as a gift . . . I didn't get very far! I had the snowman and star blocks completed except for stitching around the stars and adding the eyes, nose and scarf for the snowman. The center was supposed to be a hourglass block, but I remembered the snowflakes from a different project and did those instead. So glad they are done! I came upon a bag of little pincushions, mostly cut out, just needed assembly. I made two of the square with ric rac, the flower one was an experiment, and well, it didn't go exactly as planned! I think I have too many petals, I think they are a bit long and I rather like the plain pink side versus the "right" side. I sent one pincushion along with a couple of charm packs to Texas as a bit of encouragement to a new quilter. I hope she enjoys quilting as much as I do ! Happy Quilting!!!