Well, how was your weekend? Mine was so busy, I really didn't get much sewing done. And, what I did get done, I really can't show you yet. So, I'll give you a few teasers this week.
A while back, Em from Em Celebrates! published this post, in which she said she was looking for people to make a block for a special quilt she's making for some children at an elementary school. It's a quilt that has blocks from lots of different artists, like Monet. We are to create our own interpretation of a specific painting from the book Van Gogh's Cat. I thought it looked like fun and was in line with what Lynn and I are doing for our monthly challenges. So, Lynn and I signed on and agreed that our April challenge would be to create a block using the strategies we've been working on. (Killing two birds with one stone. Yeah, I'm starting to work smarter now! LOL)
(I needed another project like I needed a hole in my head. But do you ever see things like this and you are just compelled to do it?! It's almost like you don't have a choice! Well, that's how this was for me.)
Here's the page I took. Monet's water lilies. I love this. I have to tell you that it was still March when we agreed to do this, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do the minute I saw this. But I had to focus on my March project and not start immediately on this. That was really hard for me, as I was really inspired to start on this. In fact, I think it drove me to distraction and made it really hard for me to be motivated to work on March's challenge. That's why I had to put that one away for later and come back to it.
And I have all these green batiks leftover from the Tree of Life quilt. (I had purchased a fat quarter bundle of these a while back and used a little snippet out of each corner and that's all. So, it will be good to get more use out of these.)
I got the majority of my block done this weekend. But you'll have to wait a little while to see it. Lynn and I give ourselves to the end of the month...I still have one more thing to finish on it, and I need to think a little for how I want to execute it. But, so far, I am pleased with what I've done on it.
What did you work on this weekend?
It finally warmed up here this weekend. We went from 40 degrees one day to over 80 degrees the next. Yeah, that's a Michigan spring for you. Back to cold and rainy again today. But it was nice to open up the windows for a day and air out the house.
Until next time,