Thursday, September 30, 2010

Diving in and breaking the ice that is: BLOGGING!

Well, I guess it's time for me to actually start blogging. I created this blog nearly a year ago, but have never posted! When people ask if I have a blog, I am quick to say, "Yes, yes I do!" It is immediately after this admission that I say something like, "Oh, but don't go there, because it's empty..." Time to end that. I want to become a proud blogger!

I've had lots of reservations about blogging regularly. This is mostly because sometimes I find it hard to find the time to pee, much less create something interesting enough to blog about. My hope is that by breaking the ice, I will be more motivated to finish all of my UFO's (yes, there are TONS of them!).

So here it goes - my first shared and blogged project. I'm almost giddy with excitement. After all, I know you didn't come here to hear me babble about my blog fears. This is one of my most recent projects, one of two mini quilts finished in the last week. They are for a quilt show for one of the guild's I belong, the RiverCity Quilt Guild.

This quilt is part of a yearly show that features quilts inspired by the artwork of local artist, Charley Harper. This mini quilt will actually be the FIRST quilt for my husband, Scott (despite being married 9 years!). He is a Cincinnati Bengal’s fan and though I made this for the guild show, I knew that I wanted to make it for him ultimately. I hope he likes it! The Harper print that inspired it is called 'Cool Carnivore' and can be seen here along with a large selection of his other works.


The fabrics are all batiks with the exception of the backing - a solid green Kona. All of the small dots are french knots to add some dimension. The quilting is simple, as are the lines in many of Harper's prints. I stitched in the ditch and then did vertical lines with very simple leaves falling along the lines.


I hope that you have enjoyed my first official post (YAY!). I will be back to share my 2nd mini quilt for the quilt show, along with pics from the show with you very soon!

Piece out!