Thursday, October 29, 2009

Good day for sewing

I couldn't get excited about working outside on an overcast day so I stayed inside. I sewed the binding on the quilt I showed on Mon., ripped out a small section of quilting where the tension went goofy and re quilted it, did the math and figured I had enough of the purple fabric for the setting triangles for Fractured Pansies 2 and went ahead and cut the triangles. I may have to piece the fabric to be able to cut the corner triangles but I don't think it will show in that deep purple color..

Then I made 2 more journal covers. These are really wonky looking. When I sewed the leftovers from the Strips that Sizzle strata together I thought they looked OK. Then when I got them bordered with this alphabet fabric I wasn't too sure I liked them. I like the illusion though of the purple bars over the green in the background.
I delivered Dad's shirt to him and he was really excited about it. Whew!! He didn't try it on while I was there so I told him not to cut the tags off until he tried it on and was sure he liked the way it fits. I told him it was an early birthday present since his birthday is only 22 days away.

16 comments:

Gene Black said...

I love the wonky covers.

karenfae said...

you get so much accomplished I am hopping up and down to much going from room to room wandering when it is raining and then back to quilt and then up and down - I wish I could get more accomplished.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

jovaliquilts said...

I'm so glad your dad liked the shirt! The journal covers have a very neat effect. I didn't know what you meant by "alphabet fabric" until I enlarged the photos -- it's a good choice for a journal where people will be writing things down.

Jackie said...

Great to get stuff done on a dreary day! Love the colors. So glad your dad likes his shirt!

Needled Mom said...

Very nice. It does look great with the dark color popping out on top of the greens. I like the alphabet fabrics with it.

debra said...

the wonkier the better.

Cathi said...

The journal covers are fabulous! I love them!
We're getting your overcast day today and then they say we've got a big storm coming in with lots of rain and wind. But still mild.

Anonymous said...

I never tire of seeing another one of your journal covers. This one is perfect with the writing on the purple. I enjoy enlarging your photo's, detail is amazing.

J~MT

LC said...

I like these wonky covers too. The writing, before enlarging, looks like a purple brick wall with openings to a garden! Cool!

Deanna said...

I love the purple fabric with the writing on it.

julia said...

That purple and green together are awesome. I love the illusion it gives.

Anonymous said...

I love the purple and green journal covers. I am inspired to try to make one. Your dad's birthday is the same as my very best friends.
Roberta

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Your journal covers are very garden-like (sitting on a porch, looking past the hanging baskets of flowers to the garden).
I like the neat "word" fabric, too. Ideas, ideas.
Vicky F

Meggie said...

Such lovely colours!

alisonb2 said...

Oh what a treat! I just love purple and mauve and all hues in between! Thank you for the boost.

Mrs. Art Doll Maker said...

I love how the journal came out. The writing behind it adds another element of design that seems to blend well with everything else. I think if it was plain, it wouldn't POP the way it does now.