Thursday, May 28, 2009

My "panel" is finished!

Today I worked on the "panel" part of the quilt. I enlarged the shadow on my computer and printed it out. I then took my fusible webbing and ironed it onto the back of the black material. Then, I outlined the shadow onto the paper side of the fusing, careful to outline it on the wrong side - golfer on right - so when you turn the material around, the shadow has the golfer on the left.
I also have my 5" squares (golf cart fussy cuts) and and the 2 1/2 " rectangles ready to attach. However, I don't have the little 2 1/2 " squares cut yet. I'm still debating what colors to use.
Unfortunately, the colors of the picture are not as true as I would like - the blue should be less violet and the green more of a lime.

If you would like to see the line Hole In One, please visit the good folks at Fat Quarter World!

I now have a deadline for this quilt - June 6th is Jack's birthday but I want him to have it by the 7th at the latest because the 8th is his next treatment. So the deadline is a good thing. That means I have to get off my duff and get to work! What? Don't you work well under pressure of a deadline? LOL!

Oh and more good news - my dd Steph and grandson Aiden will be home mid-June on leave from the Navy. Soooo looking forward to it!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

First post - now how original is that? :-)

It all started with me trying to create a quilt for my father in law who is undergoing chemo treatments for prostate cancer. By the way - Guys - do yourselves and your loved ones a favor and get yourselves checked, ok? No matter how humiliating it can be! Hey if WE can endure getting body parts smashed, YOU can get checked too!
Anyway, some great material came out called Hole in One from Clothworks designed by Anne Ormsby. I saw that Fat Quarter World was carrying it and they had a great design for it. So,, I promptly ordered it, begged to use their shadow design, and, taking their design and adding my own, I start my journey.
Now, for those of you who quilt, what annoys you the most while waiting to get started? Washing, drying and ironing the material or wondering and worrying if you ordered enough? If you answered yes! (My husband is shaking his head here), I agree!
So, the picture above is my first step. I knew you'd like it.