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Welcome to my world where I try to figure out what I'm going to do next! These days, it is mostly quilting, but you never know what it might be... come find out with me!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A quiet week

I'm still having some problems keeping the mojo going, but it is improving.  Maybe the weather this time of year has something to do with it?  The cold and snow has now been replaced by wind, rain and grey, grey and more grey. Definitely not inspiring.
I was busy this week, but unfortunately, I can't show you what took up most of my time.  Hand applique on a round robin quilt.  Took me forever to figure out what I was going to do, and even longer to now applique it.  My usual raw edge method just wasn't appropriate this time round.  Sorry no peeks as the owner of this quilt just might pop in, and she is not to see it yet!  (Hi Brigitte!)
But, yesterday I finally said enough handwork, and setup to practice some FMQ on a donation quilt.  Some more practice of the January tutorial for Sew Cal Gal's 2012 Free Motion quilting challenge design - this time the leaves with a swirl, compliments of Frances Moore, done in the border.
pinwheel 1
pinwheel 2
pinwheel 3
border detail

Today, I'm off for an afternoon of sewing with my pal's from the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Happy quilting!


Maggi said...

Doesn't look like you are doing too badly even with a sluggish mojo. Don't those swirly leaves look effective in the border?

Arita said...

I love your border, I saw a fancy heart instead of leaf and I'm going to try using the design in one of my quilts.

Jackie's Stitches said...

Your leaves with the swirl inside are gorgeous!

I think there are quite a few of us with a sluggish mojo this time of year.

Barb said...

Your leaves look fabulous!

Holly said...

It was great to see you and this quilt in person at the sew-in this afternoon!

Lynette said...

Wow! I really love those heart leaves with the swirls! So pretty, and lovely on that quilt.

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE those spirally leaves! Amazing how adding a small change totally alters the look. Thanks for sharing :)

Beth said...

The spiral in your leaves is just so perfect. Looks like you are getting a lot done even with on again off again mojo.

Peggy said...

Love, love those swirly leaves!

Renate said...

Those leaves look terrific. Gotta practice some more. And oh yeah, I was trying to peek. Come on just one little one, huh?