Slice & Dice 9-patch

Here’s a little slide show of my finished Slice & Dice 9-patch.  I put a wide border on it as I wanted to experiment with some ‘negative space’ quilting.  I also wanted to combine some of the zentangle-inspired work that I’ve been doing on paper.  It’s about 30×40 inches.  The back is some of the eco-dyed fabrics I did a couple years back.   I like it.

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Thank you Mr. W!

Look what Mr W built for me!  I love it, love it, love it.  I’m going to sweet talk him into making me another one.  I hate keeping quilts folded up and on a shelf so this takes 4 of them out of the closet.



And these are our two new built-ins (before painting).  The three door one is in our room, the smaller one is in what will become my yoga room.  It was new chest of drawers or built-ins.  I’m glad we went with the built-ins.  Now…..to find baskets to fit in the cubicles and then fill it up.




I’ve had several failures lately.  My knitting and crochet muse has gone totally and completely missing since I finished Mr. W’s socks.

Whispered Memories – My May KAL project.  Frogged twice.  The beading is a bit cumbersome but that doesn’t seem to be the problem.  Twice I dropped stitches and couldn’t find them so pulled the whole thing out in frustration.


Tectonic Cowl – My May CAL project.  Frogged.  Had it 1/2 finished but just KNEW I wasn’t going to be happy with it.  I didn’t like the color combination once I got started.  Then, my stitch count wasn’t right but I figured I could live with that.  Then my stripes weren’t even but I kept barreling on until FINALLY – I decided I wasn’t going to like it so it was time to frog it.  Rip-it, Rip-it.

tectonic scarf


Charmed Forest – My April CAL project.  Frogged.  I actually discovered errors in the pattern that the designer was unaware of.  That’s how anal I am about following patterns.  I had such high hopes for this as my March CAL went so swimmingly – but…..FAIL, FAIL, FAIL.

Kelly’s frothy crocheted scarf – In frustration, I decided to go with something VERY simple.  Something with a big hook.  So I tried this one.  Have you ever tried to crochet with a GINORMOUS hook and sock yarn?  I simply could not get the hang of it.

Where does this leave me?  FRUSTRATED AS ALL GET OUT!  I’ve packed all my knitting and crocheting CRAP into a suitcase and shoved it into the back of the closet.  Consider it in hibernation.  And, I’m not going to visit ANY Ravelry forums (except the quilting related one) for awhile.

And yes……I’m having a little HISSY FIT!  Complete with swearing.

Yes. I’m nuts.

All from scraps.

Here’s the progress on my latest leader/ender project – FANtabulicious fandango.  One inch strips and telephone book pages.





And 20 (of 40) bordered nine-patch blocks.  One & 1/2″ strips.



Don’t rub it in.  I already admitted I was nuts.  ha!

Wonky Basket #2

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Wonky Basket #2 Finished!

Recap:  These were left over blocks from my Wonky Basket #1 quilt.  Border was paper pieced.  Front was embellished with embroidered sayings, flowers and doilies.  Back was coffee stained, painted, stencilled and stamped onto white Moda fabric.  Quilting was done with Finca #12 cotton, big stitch style, in overlapping concentric circles in the center.  Batting is Quilters Light.


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