November 12, 2009


Two weeks ago the CPP was spirit. I'm just getting around to it... and it's pretty lame at that. My intent was to doodle out a bunch of intertwined lines all over the page. It was going to be one of those pom pom things. That got boring, so I stopped here. And doodled a  gourd with the extra time I would have invested in the lines.

And keeping in time with spirit..... I dragged out this unfinished project. I'd like to finish it this weekend. It's for my son, who reminded me yesterday- "the Holiday Spritit is right around the corner." He is the Nutcracker collector and this was once going to be a surprise, but not anymore. Sometimes it's hard to go back to projects once they are put away for awhile, but this is so mindless it will be a good change of pace.  I need to figure out something to do with the faces. Nutcrackers can look so angry and I want these guys to look happy. So right now, they are faceless.....

And I'm asked why I don't show more quilted quilts....?  So here is one that is on the frame. Funny thing about this quilt is, Louise brought this to me and said "do whatever."....  A long time ago I had purchased this book and was going to make it for a Valentine's gift. I never did..... So now I get to quilt it as I would've.  That is a great thing about being a quilter..... I will never  make the quilts I quilt, but while they are in my care - I love them and quilt them as if it were my own.


Vicki W said...

The nutcracker project doesn't look very mindless to me!

Quilt Rat said...

Where do I start? Your quilting is stunning....absolutely wonderful!
The drawings are terrific, personally I quite like that pom pom "thing".
oh and those nutcrackers? I LOVE nutcrackers. I hope we get to see this when it is finished.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

that nutcracker project is very cool but Vicki's right - it definitely doesn't look mindless and your quilting is spectacular!

Debra said...

I have to agree--I would probably go out of my mind doing the nutcrackers.

Let me know when you need a label and I can embroider a nutcracker for it. I am sure I have just a few in my Christmas files.

Turtles In North Dakota said...

Boy I can only echo what has been said before.Ü

Jaye said...

Your CPP response is not lame. I thought it was a stylized Olympic torch, which is also spirit. I do see the pom pom-ness of it.

I have to agree with Vicki that the nutcracker projects does not look mindless. Do you have more photos? Are the designs your own?

Your quilting IS stunning. I love what you said: "...while they are in my care - I love them and quilt them as if it were my own"