Thursday, February 15, 2018

Not Baker's Dozen after all


The latest subject of my  "Purge the Workroom" effort ...

So this started out last autumn as Jen Kingwell's Baker's Dozen.  It spent the holiday season languishing as the bottom layer on my design wall, and finally saw the light of day again this week.  My interest in and vision for the original project has apparently changed quite a bit in the meantime, and this is where it's ending up.  The center medallion is true to the pattern, but after that things took their own direction.


Maybe I'll call it Carnival.

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So far this week:

Shaun White (our hometown boy!) won his snowboard half-pipe gold medal at the Winter Olympics VS. the government is in shambles, and getting worse every day.

I saw a red-shouldered hawk perched right outside the window VS. 17 killed today in yet another school shooting, in Florida this time.

It's getting more and more difficult to maintain balance and hope.  This is a quilting and homelife blog, and I normally don't include political content, but the world is getting more grim by the day.   I'm sad a lot.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday


Calico Puzzle

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Mardi Gras King Cake




I created a chocolate-almond filling using almond paste, melted dark chocolate, softened butter and sugar.  This is a LARGE ring!

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bricolage

At the breakfast table, he's waiting for his toast crust :)

A new book to add to this collection. 
Always too many inspirations and not enough time!

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Stash report - week 6


Used this week:      06.25 yards  
Used year to date:                      40.00 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                    09.75 yards

NET USED 2018:                                30.25 yards

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Friday, February 9, 2018

RSC18: February - purple


The RSC challenge color this month is PURPLE.


I didn't have much in the way of PURPLEY in my scraps, but I did find these old orphan blocks from some
long-ago swaps.   

So to get the PURPLE ball rolling, I made up some small 9-patches, also in 30s PURPLES
No particular plans for these bocks at this point, just doing PURPLE ...

See more PURPLEY at Scrap Happy Saturday  

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Gypsy Wife




This project will be linked as a completion for this quarter's Finish-A-Long.


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Wednesday, February 7, 2018



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