First Glimpse of FOTY 2010

FOTY 2010 - March 2010Here is your first glimpse of the FOTY 2010 patches. I have pressed a lot of fabric, but haven’t cut it yet. Many of the patches in this photo have been on my design wall for awhile. I have been moving them around so I can see how they look in different arrangements. It is definitely different.

Not different as in “I wish I had chosen something different,” but different in the way I have to think about cutting the patches.

This patch takes a lot of fabric to cut. I like the diamond ruler I bought to help. Once I got the hang of using it, I found it to be quite useful. I am ending up with a lot of triangles and may pick a background and sew them on to squares to make the Corner Store design I discussed in the Pretty Little Mini Quilts review. It would make an interesting sort of scrap quilt. We’ll see.

Starting this cutting process is also making me think about how I will arrange them and set these diamonds. I am thinking of picking something for the border and cutting half diamonds to make a straight edge out of a uniform color. I need to decide if I want to use something I already have or if the “rules” say I have to buy something. Stay tuned.

New Blog

Caroline, another CQFAer, has started her own blog. Her first post tells a little about what she wants to accomplish and what she plans to write about. It is actually a great post and much better than I did on my first foray into the blogosphere. Stop by and say hi.
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Caroline’s cats, quilts, and quips

Welcome to my new blog!

This is my first experience with blogging. I have seen a few, but have wondered who reads them, and why?

Mostly I will be writing about fiber art, in particular the quilted kind, or that fabricated from pieces of cloth and sewn, painted, embroidered or otherwise embellished. I haven’t done weaving for years and have no current interest in the scrapbook and paper art projects done by many of my contemporaries. There are too many things higher up on my “To Do” list.
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