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.

CoolCarnivore

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.

CoolCarnivoreCloseup

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!
-Babs

12 comments:

jillquilts said...

Yahoo!!! The bugs are worked out and everything is working well... including the BLOGGER!!! lol

Great first post! ;)

HOLLLLLAAAAAA!!!!!!

Regina said...

WooHoo!!! LOVE that Tiger!!! I am a tiger by blood (Clemson Tigers) and now a tiger by proxy (RIT Tigers) and love love love them!!! This is great -and a great start to your blogging! Can't wait to see more of your "lone crafter" items -I hope you are going to share scraps as well???

Libby said...

What an amazing quilt!!! WOW! You should be very proud! and Yay for starting your blog...I'm terrible at it but it is fun!

Michelle said...

Love your quilt. Welcome to blog land. I can't wait to hear more from you.

orchidlover said...

Great quilt and after reading all about you and jill's adventures it's nice to finally 'meet' you

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Stray Stitches said...

I just came over via Jill and have become a new follower. I love the tiger quilt!

elizabeth said...

GREAT JOB ON THE QUILT AND ON THE BLOG, NOW I HAVE 2 BLOGS I HAVE TO KEEP TRACK OF SO I CAN SEE ALL THE NEAT STUFF YOU GUYS ARE DOING. CONGRATS BARB

Mimi said...

You are on your way girl!! Congratulations, just like learning to ride a bike, you'll be sailing. I love your tiger quilt - you are very talented.

Jennifer said...

Way to go on starting the blog and great quilt! Love the quilting that you did on it - so subtle, but striking!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Welcome to blogland! I look forward to seeing what kind of trouble, I mean, projects you (and Jill) get into. ;0)

pippirose said...

Absolutely love your quilt! Gorgeous!
:o)
Piroska

Jeanie Callaghan said...

So great - love the fabric! I thought you said you weren't a very good quilter!

Welcome to the world of blogging. I love blogging and should do more of it.