Monday, March 30, 2009

More of the Calender Quilt

Spring showers
Only block that I have so far managed to follow, well except for the flowers. every Spring garden has to have flowers, can't help feeling it needs something behind the fence or maybe a little blue bird sitting on it.

Problem with having so many interests is that its hard to know what I want to do at any given time. I have more UFOs then projects on the go and more ideas in my head than the both put together, it usually means I draw up the pattern, pick out the fabrics and so it goes on. Then theres the magazines, always something in them to be reproduced, they'd get finished quicker if I actually followed the patterns.

This one all started with an ATC swapped on Chains of Hearts with Wilma, (she knows who she is). It was blue, it coincided with a block in Magic patch 42 magazine. Magic Patch is to blame for much of my planning and mind wandering.  I’ve been getting it since issue 1 and only missed one. Wonderful mag but gives lousy instructions but since I never follow them anyway it doesn't really matter. The block was red and white, the quilt was to be red and white, a search in my fabrics, didn’t turn up enough red and whites to do more then a couple of blocks and this was suppose to have 12, but well you remember Wilma's ATC, I was sure it would look good in blue.

First blocks went well. I think December is a Christmas church with snow, the snow look had to go but since I haven't decided what month its to be the wreath became a window, not sure yet what I will do on the door but inspiration will come eventually.

January had a pair of skis in the front and since we do actually get some snow I built a snowman instead. January will have to become May or June and since I just uploaded the wrong block it could be May before you see it.

I was soon waiting for the next issue, 3 in it but with a note on the page saying pattern was wrong, issue 44 didn't have any in it 45 had one I don’t like and no promised pattern correction so I did my interpretation. February is definitely the right month, the rest are undecided as of now the count is 7, trouble is I have found a picture of the finished quilt on the web so may need some inspiration for more then one block, beach huts are just not Aussie and the note about keeping the scraps of fabric for the finishing of the quilt didn't say long strips, might have to have crazy blocks between each one, got an awful feeling it may become a UFO.

This is the school not very Australian but I like it, type you see in childhood nursery rhymes and story books still needs a bell and a sign, it did have a banner across the front but I replace it with some "iron trim"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Since just about everyone I know has a blog I thought I would give it a go. Trouble is I have so many interests that it was hard to think of what to focus on, hence the name. If writing future notes is as hard as thinking of things to say in this one then its not going to be a very active place to visit. Maybe I'll get better at it, for now.