Tuesday, September 04, 2007

You too can have the power of BLOG

Blogs are marvelous motivational tools I've discovered. Do you find yourself putting off a particular task? Seriously thinking of cleaning the pantry rather than hitting that sewing machine?

Well folks, with the power of BLOG you can overcome this problem. Just a few minutes a day with BLOG and you can share your intentions with the world!

Promise progress, and the power of BLOG springs into action!

Well okay, maybe not but just because I had said that I would, I made myself sit at the machine after dinner last night and finished the rest of the blocks for the centre [ or center for my american friends ] of the japanese vase quilt - NOTE TO SELF - needs a proper name.

This was where I was at by bedtime:

Looks impressive until you realise that they are only 6" blocks, so what looks like most of a queen sized quilt is, in actual fact, about the size of a picnic cloth ... a small picnic cloth.

No triangles so far.
I'd forgotten to factor in that today was Purl's Princesses [ knitting group ] over at Daylesford, so no sewing until dinnertime. Had a lovely time at Purl's. Robyn and I talked goats and I think the others now know a lot more about goat husbandry than they ever wanted or needed to :]
Anyway I couldn't start on the foundation pieced triangle border after all because I'd forgotten to take my pattern to the copy shop, so I spent tonight joining yesterday's blocks together. I don't know why but this always takes longer than I think it's going to. Pre Blogdom I probably would've stopped about halfway through and picked up the knitting.
So here's the centre section all joined and pressed. There's a bit of distortion from the pins but trust me, it IS square and straight and flat. The colour is way off on my monitor. The progress shot is much closer: purply lilacs rather than pinky burgundy.
Rosie countdown - [probably] - 5 days

11 comments:

lisette said...

that's gorgeous susan - it shimmers! i hope rosie has a proper baby trousseau - is that why you've been doing all the baby knitting??

Rose Red said...

I love this quilt - the colours are fabulous. There's something about purple and green - lovely.

The One and Only Nadie said...

Very nice.

Tell Rosie she's not allowed be late. I want kids this visit.

crazyhaberdasher said...

Looking super - is the Johnston quilt going to be a keeper? I am thinking that you might have to finish it before Rosie becomes a Mum...you may be a little busy with "kids".....

MadMad said...

Funny... my blogging provides the opposite power: to not get anything done, in between all the reading, the writing, the reading, the yelling at kids so I can write... I can't even imagine how you got such a beautiful work of art done. Wow.

Debbie said...

Wonderful colors! I so envy your ability to get everything squared up so well.

Nora said...

Beautiful Susan - is it a Log Cabin pattern?

catsmum said...

yes Nora, well spotted. It's basically a courthouse steps variation of Log Cabin - so the strips are added to opposite sides - top, bottom, left, right - rather than spiralling around. Which is odd because it gives exactly the impression of a spiral.
I could do a picture tutorial if anyone's interested.

Sheepish Annie said...

Wow!!! That is just gorgeous! I'm impressed. I knew you'd make good progress, but this is like speed quilting or something! Must look into the Power Of The Blog...

Jejune said...

Those fabrics and colours are just exquisite. I'm in awe of your abilities!

Nora said...

Susan, the construction sounds amazing but if it's your own design and you don't want to distribute it, I understand. I know you've had problems with your students not crediting you for your work before [I recall reading about one of your quilts being published in a magazine without acknowledgement or permission]. Otherwise, a big YES [please!] to the tutorial. :)