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Now that I see the pic of this quilt, it is really a very bad pic, looks like half of it got shaded or something, or maybe my honey don't know how to fully use his new camera LOL
.I'm gonna retake the pic and see what happens.
I can relate to the own little world situation. My husband of 45 years is a workaholic. He usually leaves by 6 AM and sorry but am no 50's wife. During the week it's cereal or what ever he heats up. Our 16 year old grand daughter lives with us and I treasure every minute extra in the sack. She's a special Ed kind of child and has tutors in school and is mentally a few years behind her peers. Her name is Bella ( Isabella) She's not into dating, boys, makeup, concerts or even getting her driver's license right now. She does like black clothing, vampires, dragons, werewolves and anything supernatural. Her single mom has a weird work schedule and goes I around 4 every morning. SO on one day each week she goes back to the apartment to bond with her mom., who is always tired and sleeping. She basically leaves Bella on her own. At least when she is over here I know she is safe and supervised. My daughter is never going to get a mother of the year award. Bella has been with us full time since she was 5. Thee seem to be a lot of business trips for my husband as well...I sew and quilt non stop. I get to pick out the TV schedule and Movies... I'll even skip cooking and nuke something or have a bowl of cereal...Classy right?
Now this is what you call a scrapper. I think I got carried away out here in my own little world. My husband works graveyards, so theres no noise in the house during the day and he's gone at night. So whats a gal to do but make quilts and be quiet. But I love my own little world.
Cindie, you' ve been " messing around" for a while...is there a new book in the near future? Love the play of color on black at center then greys on the way outward.
Wow on your work and design as you go idea. Even when I knit I have to go to the computer and type out each line even if it's the same for several rows so I can use a high lighter and line through it. I'm starting to forget more and more and get distracted so easily. I used to be able to multitask like mad, I figure if I can stay awake for one or more hours consecutively that's a score for me. I think it has to do with one of my meds. It causes drowsiness and I don't have a lot of control over it . Getting to bed earlier might help. I now tape all the movies I watch on TV because I'll miss the last 5 minutes and wake up to a new show... I do trash the movies after I see the missed part. But it's so sad to have to live like this. I really have to plan my trips out due to the med side effect and that makes mornings my errand time. But back to the business of you working and designing as you go, do you find that more freeing than rigidly sticking with a pattern? Or is it scary and subject to becoming another UFO at some point. I have a lot of them...
I start in center and work from there, sometimes I don't know what the end result is cause I make changes as I progress , that's the fun of making your own. On this quilt I started with the 9 fancy stars and it just kind kept growing.
Okay how do you keep focused on such a busy design? Also how do you choose your colors? I've always thought that if I liked certain colors then putting them in a quilt would look fine. I find that I am not always 100% on that one but these look so planned. Are these hand done ...paper pieced , or machine sewn?
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