The big bad ugly

In autumn 2013 there was a one block wonder QAL I was reluctant to join, because I was not really looking forward to buying a big print fabric only to cut it up in pieces ... until I found one of the most ugly fabrics in my (inherited) stash.

the beautiful ugliness I'm goign to cut up for a one block wonder

I had no qualms whatsoever to cut it into tiny pieces and make a complete mess out of it ... but somehow the fabric worked and I started puzzling and tryign to find placements to get that colour flow within a squarish-shape ...

puzzling all night - and the next morningfinished top - OBW!!

Once I had finished the toop I had to look for the most fantastic backing ever - I mean with that front, it needed to be extra garish ... and I did find something ... more nightmare-ish flowers

basted the big bad ugly ...

now that I finished quilting ... I need to wait for nice weather to take some shots that show it's grand ugliness in its best light ...

quilted the big bad ugly ...


sewing weekend

I spent a weekend sewing an catching up on things ... with some lovely Ladies


I only did the pinkt block on the rigth side and one of the grey-yellow flying geese blocks - I did help (ehmm by watching an handing pins etc) to finish off the left sweater ...



the las few months ...

writing kept me insanely busy last month ... the only sewing I did was for the last two months was for bees bees and more bees ...

nested star
nested star for January Stash Bee

Butterfly - January NewBee Bee Hive#8

saw-tooth stars block
Stars for February Stash Bee

garden fence block
Garden Fence block - February NewBee Bee Hive #8

unscharfe vorschau
February sneak peak for the round roin

Ohh and I can't for the life of me find my camera - so I'm taking crappy pictures with my cell phone that I figured out how to connect to the computer after almost 6 years ...

Ohh in between my Ladies flag football team won the university championship here- well there was only one other Ladies team, so it was a little bit like cheating, but as there were only two we were grouped with the "men" - I still haven't recovered completely from the one team that really really hated to loose against us ... I'm just not build to be run over by almost 200 pounds ... so I'm still icing after every practice and tape is my best friend ...



The Red Herring is quilted

I llowed myself a bit of sewing fun tonight - I had a last row to do on my Red Herring and it kept staringat me - that is getting in the way being moved around ...

Red Herring - stitchin the ditch ...

Red Herring - the back

It was really hard to capture the quilting lines - even though it's black thread on red ...



Finish-Along Q1

I thought I would start off the year with some projects that even I should somehow manage to finish despite this feeling of having no time at all for anything.

So how about some quilting for Quarter 1:

basting the Red Herring with an additional row

a cricle in serious need of some blcoking .. and more quilting

finished top - OBW!!

diamond stars - in need of some ironing ... and some fill ins in the gaps