Friday, August 3, 2012

New Month - New Thoughts: Spools & Feathers

Yesterday, I was outside swimming - on my back - in the pool.  This is where I do my thinking.  I was thinking I just don't get anything done lately.  Could be because I spend too much time in the pool?  Naw...No way.
So I thought for the month of August I'm just going to pull it together and finish something!  And like most quilters, I would rather start something new than finish up a UFO.  Am I right?

See in my mind I think I'll finish up that new thing - never mind the 10 or 20 or so UFOs that I thought I would finish up when I started them.  This time will be different.  LOL  And lookie what I found!
Wouldn't this be just the cutest little wall hanging for the sewing room? (Edited 8/8/12 - I didn't think to give credit to the maker of the quilt when I originally wrote this post - so sorry! It's Lyn Brown and here is her website. The pattern is free.  http://www.lynbrown.com/spools-doll-quilttable-runnerwall-hanging/ ) And check this out I found this charm pack. I've used some of the charms for a different project.  Oh and may I say - I did finish that project? So I guess I'm not totally bad.
Here's some of them spread out.
What do you think? Would they make cute spools?

I have been working on the feathers for Mark's quilt. Here's one of my drawings.
And here's some practicing I did on real cloth.
Okay - I'm not even going to pretend this is good. All I see are all those glaring mistakes. Thank goodness Mark is not half as picky as I am.

Happy Stitching,
Nicey Linda

11 comments:

  1. Hi! Thank you for popping by and visiting my little blog. I am loving your pool! I can just imagine relaxing in a pool, gathering my thoughts... Such a shame I live in England and the weather isn't quite right for outdoor pools x

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  2. If I had that pool, I'd never get ANYthing done! I think your fabric will make adorable spools. I made a little spool quilt last year for my sewing room, and I have patterns for a couple more.

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  3. I think most of of have the feeling of not getting much done this summer; I know I sure do.
    I did start a new "to Do" list today to try and keep me focused. Lets hope that September is better.

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  4. The feathers look great to me! Hope the practice continues to go well :)

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  5. Love your pool! I can see why it's such a pull - aaahhhh! The charm pack is very, very cute and I totally get why you want to start something new (not that I ever do that - ROFL!) I think your feathers look really good!

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  6. Your feathers look fantastic! I took my longarm class today. My lovely teacher would yell at you for being unkind about your work. Just saying....

    I am very impressed....

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  7. Very Nice!!! Linda..you are such a BRAVE lady!!! I am still to chicken to try feathers :):) LOL!!! Hugs

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  8. Okay, you need to stop being so hard on yourself, because those feathers are pretty awesome! I am so impressed! Way to go. And I love that spool quilt. Yes, it would look awesome in a sewing room! I want your pool. Jealous!!!!

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  9. Hi, I found you through the Small Blog Meet over on Lilys Quilts. I'm so impressed by your feathers.... and really wish we had weather like your here in England!!!

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  10. I too found you through the Small Blog Meet. Feathers are fun - and they don't have to be perfect:). I like to use monofilament thread in the needle, cotton in the bobbin - and that helps hide anything. Yours already look good!

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  11. the pool looks splendid. And yes! start a new project! I always do. ;)

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