Friday, July 19, 2013

400,000 Views Of My Blog And Counting

Early this week the counter on my blog said I had 400,000 views since I started blogging!

I had no idea where I was heading or how long I would continue blogging when I started, but I find it’s been a great way for me to document my quilting and my life.

I appreciate the fact that so many of you have taken the time to visit and read what I post and/or enjoy the photos and the COLOR!


This is one of the first posts I did in September, 2008.

Monday, September 15, 2008

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again

This quilt started out as a strip pieced quilt shading from roses through blues.
It then was cut into a curve shape and sewn together to create a new design.
It DIDN'T work. It was so bad I don't even have a photo of the original.
I had put a lot of time in it and I knew it was salvageable.
Step 1: I cut it into diagonal squares.
Step 2: I added one inch black strips between each square.
Step 3: I added a plain black border and some leftover piecing from the original strata to the left of the quilt.
It needed more.
Step 4: I went to my fabric collection and found a large tropical print. I cut pieces from it and laid them on the quilt in a pleasing arrangement. I appliqued them to the quilt.
It still needed something.
I spied the leftover pieces that resulted when I cut the original strata into the curve shape.
Step 5: I laid them on the quilt and VOILA - that was it!

1 comment:

Robbie said...

We would follow you anywhere, Kay!! Love seeing old and new works from you!!!