finishes and starts

Yay, rocking horse complete!

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Soon to be delivered.

And although March has come in like a lion (snow in Victoria in march is pretty rare), there are definite signs that spring has sprung.  I have seen a few daffodils already, and spied some tiny pink buds on a bush behind the library today.

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Like a song stuck in my head, I keep hearing “spring has sprung, the grass is green, I wonder where the flowers been?”  Makes me want to pull out my green and pink fabrics and start creating.  Oops, maybe I should work on something half done instead.  I guess.

“Not a bargello”https://mycolourqueue.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/not-a-bargello/ is so close, yet so far.  Dense quilting is terribly time consuming, but lovely to touch

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I am almost at the finish line, so this one is currently under the needle.  Lots of thread getting used.  Good thing I am using a big spool of serger thread for this one. ( Don’t tell the quilting police).

Maybe I can have it done before the next guild meeting.  That’s a good, actually attainable goal!  Must not get distracted! Gotta go sew! later.

 

committed

 

Sometimes you can bite off more than you can chew.

This is random width, straight line quilting.  Something I have done more than once, and really like.

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And this is random width, match stick quilting. Something that I think looks great, feels amazing, and

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Takes forever!!!

But I have begun a significant section, and there’s not going back.  So I am committed to finishing this way.  Unless I get committed to the loony bin first!

And while I enjoy the process of quilting, once I have started, I want it done to see the final result. Like, now.

This isn’t all that exciting, so here’s a little fun colour from left over tie dye colour…

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At the bowling alley…

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And from around the house….

I realize now that purple isn’t one of my “go to’ colours, I had a hard time finding photos.

Well that was a fun little break flipping through photos.  Now back to my match stick quilting.  Good thing I have lots of serger thread.  Hopefully the quilt will be done by the next MQG meeting.  I have less than 2 weeks.

Oh, do you like my new header? Just testing out something new.