Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sew many things

Those of you who thought I might be setting myself up for a guilt trip with my last post, don't worry! Alas, I never feel compelled to stick to my project list. Sometimes I should, but I don't. Lists help keep me organized, remind me of projects I want to do, but don't stand in the way of enjoying my hobby. I have other lists I can't ignore, but my quilting to-do list is just a reminder.

And just to prove my point, with all I had to do on my list, I took an hour Sunday afternoon to make a little minkee blanket for a friend who's having a baby. Not on my list, but done, and it was fun! There's nothing like the feel of minkee, and that's soft flannel on the other side.

I'm taking Tonya's class and playing around with the letter A. It took me awhile to get started, even though I've been trying some wonky letters on my own. What color scheme? How big? Which letter? I just couldn't get over the hump (life seems so much more secure with a pattern). Finally I decided it didn't matter which colors, what size, which letter. Just do it! So I am using only pieces from my scrap bin, at least to start. I have never made a capital letter, so I'm starting with those. And I'm trying all sorts of sizes, dictated in part by how big a particular scrap is. Here are my first two.
I tried scribbling some A's for inspiration, and found I couldn't loosen up and get creative with them. So I googled "letter A" and this is what I came up with.

Wow! I'm off to have at it!

12 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

mmmmmm minkee blankie, what a lucky baby.... almost makes me want to revet to infanthood :-)

JoAnna said...

Your minkee quilt is so cute! I love the sea turtles - a very sweet gift. Good luck with the A's.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

your A's look marvelous. ooh, did you make the Aa mosaic? I love it - can see a quilt in it.

Clare said...

What a novel idea - Googling the letters. Hummmm - ideas forming again.

Ming said...

It is a lovely baby quilt. I love those cute turtles! And thank you for the link to Tonya's. Her blog is very informative and interesting!

Laurel said...

How did you make that in an hour?! So sweet. Good luck with the As. As Maria would say, Start at the very beginning, it's a very good place to start. : ) (We're into the sound of music around my place these days.)

comicbooklady said...

Great idea, googling the letter...why isn't this up on the class blog? you're holding out on us!:)

Carole said...

Your blanket looks sweet! I hear that minkee is difficult to work with not to mention messy! Have a great week!

Helen in the UK said...

Great start on the letters :)

Cheryl said...

The mimkee blanket is too cute! I love the blue and green sea turtles. Your view on your quilting to do list is perfect.

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

love the idea of googling the letters.... thanks for the inspiration!!

Lynda said...

I love the letters! They're such fun to make, and each one only takes minutes! (Looking forward to the rest of the alphabet!)