Friday, August 29, 2014
104.... Off the Wall Fridays
If you've been watching me progress through Elizabeth Barton's Masterclass this year - you might be wondering. . . OMG what is she going to do with all those monthly masterpieces? Funny, I was wondering the same thing. . . . grin. I'm not a huge one for making things and leaving them rolled up in the corner.
So in that light, I scrapped my letters and put them to some purpose. You see, recently, my boss moved me to a bigger cube at work. She's been trying to get me to move for months, but me not liking change kept putting her off. Finally, she enticed me by reminding me that. "There will be more room to decorate. . . " She really does know me well - grin! Our company encourages us to personalize our space in any zany way we want. I tend to put quilt samples - art ideas and whatever odds and ends that are inspiring me at the moment.
Well with my new cube - which I love btw! - there is a nice back wall corner. I thought - gee you'd think I would have something that would look cool in a corner. Well - I do - at least half of one. I haven't quilted July's assignment up yet and its really growing on me. I thought with a little revamp and a little more work - it could be made to go into the back wall corner - with the two half meeting in the corner.
a lot more work - of course - but well worth it. I found that it not only will it work in the corner - it looks great flat! Plus I got to use up a ton of scraps! Now just to quilt it and I can put it up! (Ohh and you know I'll be saying a lot of "Yes I made that and yes I dyed the fabric myself" grin! My workmates still think that I'm making log cabin quilts on my days off. . . not to disparage traditional quilters!)
Ohhh, by the way, Off the Wall Friday is two years old this week!! A big THANK YOU for your participation and encouragement over the last 104 weeks. In 20 years of quilting I've never managed to stay creative consistently year round - now with all of you to answer to - I am! If I don't say it enough - you all are the greatest and a huge blessing!
So what have you been up to creatively?