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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I am here briefly again.
As you will see - I have been watching Sharon Schamber videos on how to design a quilt. 
I have been drawing at spaced intervals
...and wishing I could sew :(
However this will keep
I have just glued the 8 pieces together...and am REALLY ready to rest again!
This is my first whole-cloth design...I now have to work out how I am going to get it enlarged and printed.
I was fortunate to get some Kaleidoscope mirror's at a quilt shop in Albany...however they were not really big enough.  So I ordered 2 12" mirrors and we taped them together...So I did one 45 degree corner and was able to see what it would look like before I stuck it together. 
I am pleased with the result.  The rest will keep.

One more very important thing is that we had special visitors at the weekend... Liz and Rus ... and yes - I did lie down lots.

We had had Birthdays that we had missed - Mine in June and Russ's in early July.
Here is a photo of what Liz made for me...
6 Placemats...very special !!

Liz made the design on the fabric using 4 different sized lids and bleach.  She has also machine quilted all the placemats. Liz will no doubt explain this when she gets to putting it on her web-site...and I have remembered to post her the photo's:)

We got Russ a Pizza 'hot plate' and a pizza recipe book to go with it...He is a great cook!!
I am now off to rest some more - listen to my book and do the 5th row of my POTC's - yes - I am nearly half way...needing to joining the 3rd and 4th rows...but doing it in a different order just for a change.

I will be away this time for a while.

Thank you for the comments on my last post...you are all wonderful :)
And I miss you all too.

11 comments:

Chartreuse Moose said...

Happy belated birthday! The whole cloth design is marvelous! Can hardly wait to see what comes next! Your holiday photos were a grand armchair travel...thank you for sharing those with us! Hope you are continuing to mend!

Wendy said...

Beautiful design. Can't wait to see the eventual project! Happy Birthday!

Joanne said...

Beautiful design and place mats!
Take care!♥

Char said...

Will miss you. Get better soon. Happy belated birthday!

Sheila said...

Joan, your design is beautiful and will make a gorgeous whole cloth quilt ,take care and get some rest.
Happy Belated Birthday

MARIKA said...

Wonderful beautiful plan pattern !
My delegate I am watching the completion on a blog i hope so a success will be big .
I like it very much free pinning ,I like his freedom :))
Good luck to the making !!

Sharon said...

Your design is amazing? what size are you thinking about for the finishe project? Sharon is an inspiration for so many of us, if you ever get to see her work close up you will be amazed!

Crispy said...

WOW Joan!! This design is wonderful!!

Crispy

What Comes Next? said...

aaaack!! I LOVE your whole cloth design - I'm wanting to try one, but have no idea where/how to get started. Happy belated birthday, too - I love those placemats, and will have to watch to see how Liz did them. Take care, rest, relax and we'll see you when you're back!

Ivory Spring said...

Joan,

Great to see your blog updates. Oh my - that design is stunning! I would actually like a copy of that design if you are willing to share/sell!

Sandra Henderson said...

Happy Birthday!!!!~ I love your placemats and your new design is lovely. I do hope all is well. We all miss you!!! XO