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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

15 minute challenge ~ march 27

"Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship." - Cicero

my weekly report card for the 15 minute challenge:

  • tuesday, mar. 20th: leaf onto AAQI quilt 
  • wednesday, mar. 21st: postcard work
  • thursday, mar. 22nd: flower garden top ~ TAST practice (barred chain & alternate barred chain 
  • friday, mar. 23rd: TAST (barred chain & alternate barred chain) onto two stockings 
  • saturday, mar. 24th: quilted on pink lemonade  (alternate blocks) 
  • sunday, mar. 25th: quilted on pink lemonade (alternate blocks)
  • monday, mar. 26th: quilted on pink lemonade (alternate blocks) 

  • i was out of town for a couple of days which totally messes with all of my schedules but i still did manage to get all 7 days in for the 15 minute challenge with the group found at  Kate at Life in Pieces.
    once again i was grateful for the easily carried along pink lemonade quilt. i now have just over half of the alternate blocks quilted.

    i used a tailor's buttonhole stitch to attach the leaf onto the AAQI quilt. it worked well as both a way to outline the leaf and sew it onto the piece.
    this is a shot of some felting that i managed to get done on my felting machine last week. i'll be fiddling with it a bit more and then using it for postcards. i think.
    love the new felting machine but i'm not very good at it yet so it's costing me a fortune in needles~!

    recent gifts include:
    • the joys of friendship
    • a spare hour to hang out at barnes and noble, sip a smoothie and peruse the art magazines
    • indulging myself with the purchase of a few of those magazines


    1. Your felting looks like fun! My studioQ buddies and I are going to playing around with one at our next meeting. One of the gals owns a machine for us to try. You have been really busy this week! good for you!

    2. Great week! Love the photo at the top. It's a unique angle that works really well to show case both the flower and the greenery.

    3. Great week .. you have been very productive!

    4. Love the hexes looks like you got lots done. Must get my felting machine out this winter too.

    5. I love the leaf! So colorful! The hexies are looking good, as well.

    6. The quote at the top of your post spoke to me.
      Love the fade out flower in your flower garden top. It's coming along! I was worried about how my pathway hexies were buckling until I realized it was the paper causing it.
      Glad you were able to keep up with your challenge while away.


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