Wednesday, March 07, 2007

WIP Wed & more of the hawk



These photos are really not great but it's snowing and the light is awful. I hope you get a better idea by clicking and enlarging. I made these blocks a while back. I had a misguided moment where I thought I would make them for a quilt for my son as a graduation present-Gad! what the hell was I thinking???? Well...I was thinking that he loves black and white checks and purples and such. Of course I soon came to my senses and realised that white....welll...WHITE anything for a young man. So I stopped at about 20 or so blocks and put them away for future consideration. I really like the graphic back and white mixed with the purples and deep pumpkin color. Wish I had more of that pumpkin fabric.
Yesterday I sewed the squares together. That's the extent of my sewing this past week. At least I managed to get something done and hopefully escape those winter blahs or blues. As I go around some of the blogs I notice I'm not alone in my disconnect from things artistic. A lot of really talented folks have been complaining about the same vague feelings. I don't recall feeling this way in winters past. Maybe it's a kind of defensive amnesia but I really used to like the whole inside working on quilts cavelike feeling. This year, in a winter with less snow and bad weather than usual, I feel all out of sorts. Well, this too will pass. I think my friend the hawk remained in whatever enclosure he hangs out in when the weather is not good. Just as well, I can waste a lot of time on standing chipmunk watch. My brilliant husband(hi Honey!) blew-up one of the pics and took out most of the glare for you to see more of the bird. I'll be back with better pics tomorrow. Here's a closer shot of the blocks.
I hear throught the grapevine that there are some quilts coming my way to bind for the QOV that the Quilt Studio is donating. I can't wait to see them in person. I promise to take better pictures when they're done.



5 comments:

Rian said...

I like these 9-patches! Nice scrappy fabrics (we love scrappy). Good idea to keep the white away from the kid.

Janet said...

White stuff and a guy....you're right. They just don't mix! It's beautiful though for someone else. Sorry you've got the blahs. I wish I could send you some sunshine and warm temperatures. Yesterday SoCal had the warmest temps in the country. But today it's overcast and gray!

Gerrie said...

That is a beautiful photo of the hawk! Wow...

the quilt has too many points for me — he he — but it is lovely.

Jeri said...

The 9 patch is really nice - but I agree about white things for boys. That's asking for bad things to happen... Hey check my blog to see the quilt I'll be sending you in a few days. There's even leftover fabric, maybe enough for a binding? The back is huge if you want to bring it to the front. Oh, and the weather/blahs, maybe its because of unusual weather patterns. We've had a harsher winter than usual and I definitely had the blahs & blues in Jan. & Feb.

Scrapmaker said...

Wow, love the hawk picture. We have some nesting on our property, and we love to sit out back and watch them circle overhead.
The quilt blocks are nice too, I'm sure you'll find a good way to finish the project. Wish I could bottle up some of our sunshine and send it to you! Jen