Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Bird Brain

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After many months of doing very little that has been joyfully creative I have finally found a renewed enthusiasm for something I love to do. It's not that life has slowed down. In fact, this week is shaping up to be far busier than I realised. Yesterday it dawned on me that I had something on every evening this week. No, I think it has more to do with the natural ebb and flow of creative energy. For me, right now, it's flowing.

Above is the first three blocks of my 'Tail Feather's' block of the month quilt. Well...as much of the blocks as you can see of it!

I'd gotten so behind in doing a block every month that I finally decided that I should just order all the patterns at once. That way, I'd have them at hand when the bug strikes and I want to plow through...and the lady at the quilt shop would not be muttering about customers being inconsistent and unreliable.

4 comments:

krankemommy said...

Those are beautiful blocks! I love the sections of small squares and the embroidery looks fantastic!!! Where do you find such interesting blocks? I am a beginning quilter (and embroiderer) and your work looks great!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love the blocks, too! And I have to say, I was wondering just the other day if you were doing any quilting or creative stuff (other than cooking). You've been so busy with work--I'm glad you've made some time to quilt, especially since you really seem to have a talent for it.

frances

Tracy said...

Thank you both!

Frances, I hadn't been doing much at all, so it's nice to be back at it. I'm hoping to return to my sewing group next year with my drop in hours at school.

Krankemommy, I have a wonderful little quilt shop in my town and until the middle of this year I attending a sewing circle group there. You pay $5 to attend and you just bring your own project and work and chat with the other women who attend. I learned a LOT there. I also did a Quilt class ~ the top of which is now completed. Again, learned a lot there.

The pattern I'm working on right now comes from Cinderberry Stitches. You'll find a link in my sidebar. She is an Aussie lass who sells here as well as in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Singapore and New Zealand. I love her whimsical designs and her patterns are easy to use.

Terri said...

Tracy, those are gorgeous!!! You are doing a wonderful job and I can't wait to see the finished result.