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Friday, March 21, 2008

Frutta di amore

I think everything sounds more romantic when said in Italian. That is why I named this quilt frutta di amore. LOL...I designed and may the center block for this quilt in 1999. It won a online block contest. 1st place for appliqué. Can't remember what the prize was. Maybe some batting. Wasn't anything big...LOL....Anyways it sat for a couple of years because I had know idea what to do with it. When a round robin was suggested by a group of friends I decided to use it. Well, a couple of more years went by. I had all the blocks that every one made. But they all didn't mesh well together except for the 2 Celtic corners and the pinwheels. So I decided to use just those. I had to make more pinwheels and 2 more Celtic corners. I felt bad because I wasn't going to be able to use what everyone else had made. But my friends are the greatest and they said not to worry about. I will save the other blocks for something else. Now it is finally done and I will put it in the Northern Star quilters guild show this May.

Lace Doily

In between working on quilt UFO's I have been working on my next Venice lace project.
When we all finished our Lace Lilies, Cristina our teacher, gave us our next project to do at home. I'm almost done with mine. Here is a photo

Monday, March 10, 2008

2nd half of quilt project

OK, I'm back.....To understand this project you have to read the previous post..LOL This is the second layout for this quilt. At this point I think I'm going with 2nd layout.. Anyway I still would love to hear any and all suggestion and coments...Be kind now LOL
I spent all morning trying to get these photos to lineup on the right side with my comments on the left. I gave up for now. I also spent a lot of time trying to remember on to get another slideshow going. So check out the new pictures I posted of Venice. These have great shots of the Carnevale. Now I must get back to work. I have another quilt I'm working on. This is also another UFO. Will post pictures of that later. Maybe tomorrow......Ciao

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Been awhile since I've written. But I've been busy
hopping from one project to another. This is one of
the projects. I started this quilt a few years ago.
The pattern is from Gabrielle Swain's book
"from a quilters Garden"
. I'm on a quest to finish all my UFO's.
For the non quilter that means unfinished objects.
I have a fair share of those. LOL And not only in quilts.
I also have socks that I started. One done and one to go.
And then there is a sweater that I started before I went
to Venice.
Anyways back to this quilt. I have photographed 2 layouts.
The 1st one is from the book. Its nice but I'm trying to
change it a little. So I'm leaning towards the 2nd one.
Love to hear some comments.
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