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November 20, 2015

Lady in the Garden

Happy Friday! This Lady in the Garden appeared in my sketchbook the other day. Mixed media - watercolor, colored pencil, pen and marker. She's not perfect, lol, but it was an enjoyable way to spend an evening on the couch!

Hope you have a fun and creative weekend!

Linking up with Paint Party Friday.

November 19, 2015

Christmas Quilt Finished and Dress A Girl

So this throw quilt is finished. I actually completed it a couple of weeks ago, but we seemed to have rain for two weeks straight so it was this past weekend before I could get a pic in good morning light.
The back of the quilt is a green hexagon print. This is finish number 1 for the Finish Along with Adrienne at On The Windy Side. (Button in sidebar.)

I quilted it simply with straight vertical lines in the background, outline quilting for the motifs  - horizontal lines in the tree.

And this little dress is for the charity Dress A Girl Around The World - (a program of Hope for Women International). This is a great program that provides dresses for girls. It is a very simple pattern to make and for such a good cause. If you'd like to get involved just click on the link above and search for an ambassador in your state.

The fabric in this dress is the fabric I used for the back of the quilt - a wonderful way to put the leftovers to good use!

What have you been working on?


November 17, 2015

Visible Progress

Fall is here. Leaves are falling. My husband blows them in the morning, then returns from some errands after lunch and the yard and driveway look as though nothing has been done! No visible progress evident.

There has, however,  been some visible progress on my "strip quilt" - although I may need to change the name.

This . . .

has morphed into this . . .

Looks a bit brown in the photo but that is a dark gray for the background.
First I decided the strips needed to be patchwork, then I decided to try some wonky cross blocks. Still feeling my way with this one, but liking the idea of multiple size blocks, and making some of the blocks with the print for the background - to lighten it up a bit. I 'm a big fan of white backgrounds so this is feeling a tad dark to me. I have a white print for the backing, so I need to add a bit of that to the front too, to tie it together. How dark do I want it to be?

So what are you working on? Have you seen visible progress this week?