Wednesday, February 28, 2007

WIP - Wednesday 02-28-2007

Thank-you everyone who has send emails and left comments yesterday and today. It is great to have wonderful friends. I could not get through the day without you! I am reading your blogs but I have not left any comments. I love seeing all the creative projects you doing. I am having a hard time getting the words out of my mind to the keypad. It takes me hours just to write my own postings.

I am slowly getting back to the studio.

I showed this wall quilt early this month and today I finished the binding. Another UFO completed. I started this in a class with Melody Johnson in November of 2006.

My Mom, Sister, Brother, Me and our families stayed in a house on St George Island, Florida in August of 2003. I fell in love the island and ocean when I was there for a business trip in 2001. I took many photos of the water, sky, beach and family. I am going to use the hand dye fabrics I received from Joanna from SerenityisBliss Blog. When Joanna wrote about the the "stained" grey fabric it reminded me of the photos I took of the waves on the beach as they hit the sand. I signed up for the challenge and Joanna sent me some of her wonderful hand dyes. The challenge is to use Joanna fabrics to make her a postcard. I am also going to use the Tyvek I received from Julaine from Julaine in Fiberspace blog. The sailboat is a free hand sketch and I use my photos do a freehand sketch for the background. Joanna sent enough fabric to make her postcard and a wall quilt. I am going to use the same sketch for both. I hope this challenge gets my creative juices flowing and keeps my mind off my woes.

When I really need a mental break I am sewing string blocks for my two son quilts.

I am also working on my Quilt Studio March 12 X 12 X 12 Journal Quilt.

Have A Great Evening!

Debbi (email)


Suzanne Earley said...

What a great quilt! I love the detail of the scalloped binding.

Sweet P said...

You are so talented. I love the mix of colors and shapes you've used. The quilting adds the perfect finish.

You have a great idea of postcard. I'll watching for the finished piece.

Rebekah Smith said...

I have to say that I Luv It.

Shelina said...

Congratulations on a great finish. I really like the scalloped border too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! One day I want to take a Melody Johnson class. She's not that far from me up in Illnois.
This turned out so beautiful. Glad you're doing better!

Shirley said...

So sorry to hear about the sadness in your life, Debbi. How hard to be the oldest ones in your family while only in your 50s (as I am).

Keep creating!

Helen said...

Great to see some pictures of what you have been up to. Glad the lovely quilt is finished.

Gerrie said...

Has Mrs Mel seen this? She loves to see student work!! Looks great.

Suze said...

I can see the sun sparkling on the water. Great work.