Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's Not My Fault!

Greetings -- I haven't been very motivated to do much quilting lately -- the job hunt is still going on. The stress from the last 6 months of uncertainty has definitely taken it's toll and I've been in a major quilting slump. I've been doing more virtual quilting than anything else. But, I did start another new project. But it's not my fault, really. I saw this and fell in love. I didn't want to start another English paper pieced hexagon project. I already have one that's been hanging around for longer than I care to admit. I've been following Cathi's blog for over a year now. She uses Inklingo for all her quilts AND hand pieces them.

It was Cathi's blog that inspired me to hand piece my nosegay blocks for my Fruit Ladies Christmas  challenge last year. I discovered that I really enjoy hand piecing. So, I took the plunge and tried Inklingo. Naturally it meant that I HAD to upgrade my ancient ink jet printer to a newer one that didn't jam like my ancient one liked to do. In case you can't tell, these little hexies are .5"! Yes, I am crazy. And no, it's not going to be a full sized quilt.

I can finally show pictures of the graduation quilts. This one is for my niece in Colorado. It's Moda's Spring Magic jellyrolls.I had a hard time giving this one away.

Next up are the quilts for the high school seniors at church. We had 5 this year. The other quilters were not too happy with me....there were a LOT of half square triangles in these babies. Here they are hanging over Sally's railing.

Here's the one I did. My senior was a runner so the border fabric has running shoes. I quilted this with daisies (her favorite flower) and running shoes.

Keep your fingers crossed for us that the RIGHT job will come along -- SOON! 


Batiklover said...

You are amazing for being in a quilting slump.....You still inspire me!!!!! The senior quilts are wonderful!!!! I absolutely LOVE that little flower gem though.. The colors are soo happy!!!
I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that the right job will come along soon......hang in there!!!!

Batiklover said...

I absolutely LOVE the Moda Spring Magic quilt also....I don't think I could give that one away.....I would have to say, SORRY!!!!

Judy in OKC said...

Hey, GF! Gorgeous quilts, as always! My slumps should be so productive. My favorite though is the mini GFG's, the tiny hexes are just way toooo cute! And so tempting...have to keep telling myself I do not need another project, I do NOT need another project!

Thinking of you and sending hugs,
Judy in OKC

Alycia said...

Huh - A slump? You got a LOT done. I love the hexagon quilt. Very pretty. GOod luck on the job hunt!

Cathi said...

Your hexagon quilt is going to be gorgeous. The colours you're using are so fresh -- like flowers on a lovely clear summer morning!
I love your Fruit Ladies Christmas challenge -- made me grin just looking at it!