søndag, mars 29, 2009

Cordless

I usually do not feel bad when this blog has been neglected for a while. I write when I feel I have something to say - and when the light is good for documenting and showing something. But when a small black cord has gone missing I am not granted the right to blog. That is how it feels. I cannot post images still in my - ehem our - camera. So here goes. I will try to find something in the folders in the machine and see what today's post will be about. Just give me a second...

Oh, yeah! This is my "Everybody's doing it"-post. In May last year I started what will be a long journey. I bought my copy Brenda Papadakis' book about Jane A. Stickle's quilt in May 2000. I did not think I would start making my own version, but after seeing the beautiful quilts out there popping up "everywhere" I started out too. I have no deadline to follow. I make blocks in random order, and when I feel the urge and for pure enjoyment. The blocks are made by hand, and I follow Jane's colorscheme. If I cannot find the exact color, I use what I have colorway wise. That way I feel I am making it my own.

The other blocks are some finished New Jersey triangles. After I had started making the blocks I was thrilled to find out they could be named thus, since New Jersey is the only state I have some real connection with. I spent some time there when I was 13 years old. The Jersey shore - yay!

My sweetie was just waiting to flip them off the flanell - and she did, I can tell you. Now where is that cord... argh...

1 kommentar:

Ravenhill sa...

Oh, that is looking so beautiful! I do hope you will find your cord soon!
~Emily xx