|A hint of what is to come.|
Here is what I had in mind and how I differed from the plan for the week ending February 1, 2013:
1) Shore's Edge
a) Finish the beading on the beach panel. - Started.
b) Seam the beach panel to the ocean panel. - Done!
|The Ocean and Beach panel are joined|
using the quilt as you go method.
c) Appliqué the foam panel to the quilt. - Done!
|Next comes the foam.|
|Let the beading resume. Note how the shell and sand |
beading under an inch of ocean are paler in comparison to
the shells nestled in the sand.
|Detail of the painting of the flower.|
|The Calla Lily is painted.|
a) Watch the segment on how to paint the flower. - Done!
b) Paint the flower. - Done!
Although I am blown away by what I was able to accomplish, I can't help but be aware of how much more practice would be needed to choose a subject to paint and execute it without guidance.
3) Express Your Love
|The golden rays are created with McTavishing. The upper|
right corner red ray is done in my version of Boomerang. The
remaining red rays were quilted using micro zippling. Note
that the same red variegated thread was used for all three rays.
b) Do whatever assignment Leah comes up with next. - Nearly Done.
Leah came up with two assignments this week. One was to quilt some rays using micro zippling. The other was to quilt some rays in the Boomerang stitch. Zippling is like stippling, only instead of meandering curves the quilting line is straight with angles to help with turns. I didn't do the Boomerang stitch. For some reason my hands naturally made triangles - so I stuck with that while following the flow of Boomerang. The final product is similar in thread build up do to travel stitching.
4) Not part of the original plan for the week is my Canada Geese quilt with the working title of Reflection - Pieced the background.
My plan for the weekend February 8, 2013 is to:
1) Shore's Edge (Absolute deadline March 21, 2013)
a) Finish the beading on the beach panel.
b) Start adding a scattering of beads to the foam and ocean to indicate bits of foam and spray.
2) Pictorial Painting
a) Quilt the Calla Lily practice piece.
b) Bind it.
c) Make and attach the hanging sleeve and label
3) Express Your Love
a) Finish the final ray I plan to quilt using the Boomerang stitch.
b) Do whatever assignment Leah comes up with next.
4) Reflection (Absolute deadline April 23, 2013)
a) Determine how to best add the geese to the quilt.
b) Start adding the geese.
Tip/Technique/Philosophy - thought for the week:
If I were to be diagnosed with OCD it would stand for Organizational Compulsive Disorder. It's true - my spices are shelved in alphabetical order with the labels facing forward. My fabric stash is folded, scraps are nestled within their matching folded fabric and the bundles are shelved by hue and then value. I bring the same OCD to my computer files. A common way for me to begin a file's name is with the date. The system I use is the "Gregorian big-endian starting with year (Year-Month-Day). In this format the most significant data items is written before the lesser data items i.e. year before month before day." (Reference Wikipedia) Today's date would be 130201. For Leah Day's project today's picture can be found under Documents:Quilt Related Files: Leah Day 2013:Express Your Love: 130201 Express Your Love. This way all my files for a quilt project begin with the earliest work and end with the most recent.