Friday, March 9, 2012

March Madness

March is the time to get ready for the Big Dance. These dancing quilts set the stage for that Big Dance. Now is the time to let some new quilts dance and beautify your home this March. In the sports world, the Big Dance is the NCAA Basketball Tournament. If you've never experienced the Big Dance, also called March Madness, OBA Quilts will help you get prepared with it's 15% Off Sale Site wide. I'm gearing up for this big March Madness.

Lately I have been deep into my work. I am in finishing mode. I love it when I get in this mode, because it feels like I am really pumping out a lot of quilts. In actuality I am finishing several projects that I have been working on for some time. One quilt that I am putting the finishing touches on was a three year project. I always keep one project that I piece by hand. I work on it when I am not near the computer, especially on long car rides when I am not driving. (Although I have been known to make a few stitches at the red light).

I like working on about 5 or 6 projects in my studio at one time. I am not really working on all of them at the same time but I take turns. I put together 4 ladies with big hats lately. I'm letting them hang out for a little while so I can decide how I want to border them. Sometimes I spend months thinking about the next move. Thinking about how to achieve a certain effect on fabric. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You don't get to see the ones that don't work. I have a couple of wedding gifts in the works. I switch between them and that keeps me from getting bored with one.

I really like having short term projects and long term projects at the same time. Many people have told me that they have to work on one thing at a time but that bores me to death. I like going back and forth, switching around. When I get some quilts to a certain point I spend a lot of time finishing. That is when I get in finishing mode, like I am now.

I have my own March Madness going in my studio as I finish up some more quilts. I am trying for 4 more this week.
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Friday, March 2, 2012

200 Quilts!

I started today with the happy dance. Oh yes I am celebrating. Last year I came up with the brilliant idea of posting 365 quilts in 365 days on my facebook page: I say brilliant because a lot of those days it was the dumbest thing I ever came up with. It was hard to keep up with it everyday. I like to fool myself that I can be perfect and find so many things that remind me that I am not. I missed pretty much the whole months of December and January. By February I finally got back on it.

Today, March 2, 2012 I made it to 200. How great is that? 200 quilts posted in my facebook album. If you have a lot of time go there and look at them. If you have a little time check out a few of them. This is a great way to see my work at a glance. I look at it now and think that I could have organized it better but maybe not. If I had tried to organize it, I might have made it boring. The way it is now, you get some new quilts mixed in with some of my older work.

I also wanted to do something really great to celebrate today. I came up with a day of 20% all bed quilts on my website: That was the closest thing I could think of that could represent 200 quilts. Today is the day to go for that big bed quilt you have been eyeing.

I also want to invite you all to "Like" my facebook page:

I need you to help cheer me on through the next 100 entries.

The 2012 Art Quilt Calendar is on sale at a great price. If you haven't gotten on yet, now is the time. A wonderful way to collect my art.

Well I guess I need to get back to work if I am going to come up with 100 more quilts. Wow!