Monday, August 13, 2012

Olas Del Oceano


As much as I love free sewing, making it up as I go along, and trying new things, there are nevertheless a few traditional quilt patterns on my list that I will not be happy until I have made.  One of them is Ocean Waves.  Back, way back, when I went through a frenzy of cutting up my scraps for different projects in the hopes of reducing the irreducible volume thereof, I cut a big pile of squares destined to become half-square-triangles for an Ocean Waves quilt.  

This is a true scrap quilt in that every scrap in the box is fair game and no attempt has been made to choose a color scheme or coordinate colors.  It's incredibly fun to be reminded of the sources of all the different scraps - it takes me back to a lot of old projects.


Truthfully, with the number of time-limited projects I've mentally committed myself to lately, and my track record of late, this is probably not the best thing for me to be spending my time on.  However, I've had a lot going on at work lately, and my ability to compartmentalize, usually one of my strengths, has been really challenged.  This repetitive, methodical project has been really relaxing to work on as I can just focus on one simple task and it helps me clear my head.  I have been listening to the works of Jane Austen on iTunes while sewing away.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Quilts of Summer 2012


An in-progress baby quilt.  Within my circle of friends there are several little ones expected this fall and winter, so I am turning my attention to shower gifts.  At this point I am just working on a few different ideas to see what develops rather than planning any one project for one specific person.


This started just by sewing scraps together, and is mostly from the scrap bin.  When I started on it I thought it was going to look very different, but this is what it quickly became.  

Also, check out my new sewing table:  


A friend moving to California was getting rid of it, and it is much nicer than the old computer desk I had been using!

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