Now that sounds like I am sad. Well, no way...a little tired maybe from all this happy dancing. *wink* Barb...are you dancing with me here? I have gone from being in the pink of things this week to singing the blues. Quilted blues that is!
When I joined Kathleen Tracy's Yahoo list, I never thought I would love doing her challenge quilts as much as I do. I love making miniature quilts and have a stack of them in my laundry room on a shelf. Often people getting their coats start looking through them. That makes me happy that they want to nose around in the stack to see what is there. I had decided last year that I want to make more and try and double that stack. Being part of this group will help meet that goal! There are 8 challenges up to now although I joined when they were starting the 8th. I am going back and working on the previous ones.
I think the reason I am having so much fun with this is that I lead a quilt group and am the one to have to create the themes and challenges for them. Which I love doing too. But now I am really trying to make myself go outside of my comfort zone with this one. I love color and to me, color is emotion. Blue is one of the few colors you will rarely see me use. I do not seem to be able to connect with it for some reason. But the challenge was to make a miniature quilt using this start block and, for some reason, blue felt right for this. I combined it with brown (well more dark beige really) to give it an old fashioned feeling and warm up the blues for me.
I am thrilled with the results! The quilt measures 15-1/2 x 22 inches. I must get busy sandwiching both of the doll quilts I made this week. I am anxious to get started on the hand quilting.
By the way, is it really Friday already??? Where did this week go? I am working on With My Needle now through the weekend. This pretty lady has been neglected and needs a little attention. Besides I am doing this as a SAL with Jeanne and she will think I forgot her too. *grins* Promise an update photo of this project in my next blog post but, in the meantime, have a creative and fabulous weekend!