Saturday, August 20, 2011

out of the loop...

I feel so out of the loop...  Please know that I have been reading all your blogs... I just haven't been commenting... 

I have been furiously working on my Habitat Challenge due in October for the Modern Quilt Guild.
I'm on my third version right now...

My first thought was habitat...hm,,,houses...and I love houses...  so I made one house block...and it did nothing for me.  Nothing..nada...zip...zilch...

Back to the drawing board...or rather the graph paper.. and colored pencils... I have EQ 5 but have no idea how to use it...

So my second idea was ....was...gee...I have no idea what my second idea was...I do know it was only on paper...OH YEA!!  I thought about a rail fence...using the Habitat fabric and my background...
Nope...can't do that..not enough fabric to make the quilt big enough...

So here is my third attempt...


OH MY GOD!!  You actually thought I was going to show you the quilt???  HA HA HA... You know me... I don't show the finished quilt until the reveal..  I will however tell you it is brilliant (cue singing Angels!)...  just brilliant...I say... and now of course I have jinxed it and it will be a flop... lol

I have all those pieces hanging on my design wall...it looks GOOD, I tell you...  And now it is 6:30am and I am being told to pack the cooler to head out to that other house... to paint...

I hope someone calls the realtor and wants to tour the house...and then wants to buy the house...but please be careful in the sewing room...You see, I have all those little pieces hanging on the design wall and I don't want them moved.  It took me a LONG time to get it right..


see ya next week...
Nancy



7 comments:

Quiet Quilter said...

Take pictures for reference, just in case..it has worked for me.

Good luck and looking forward to the results

Anonymous said...

interesting...I see you got out your pinking shears...LOL! Just kidding....am anxious to see what you came up with......the little house was cute tho....
Bev

Me? A Mom? said...

you're such a tease, Nancy. ;)

Pat said...

I hope your house sells soon for you.

Tangos Treasures said...

LOL I want you to come help me PAINT!! Just kidding! Glad you came up with an idea!!

Splendorfalls said...

Can't wait to see it!

Linda said...

Ack! That Habitat fabric challenge is a bugger, isn't it? I'm on my second iteration, and wonder if I'll have enough fabric to do it. Need lotsa solids in there. I'll have to say that it's somewhat heartening to know there's at least one other quilter who's finding this a challenge... which it is supposed to be, right? All the best with yours. Mine is due early in September! Yikes!