Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Batgirl is an adaptation of Mary Tressler's "Real Women Have Bellies". In fact, seeing her pattern is what made the whole idea gel. When I say "adaptation", it can mean just about anything. Sometimes I just tweak a pattern a little bit - and sometimes it gets modified so much the designer may not even recognize her work. BUT, if I even took the pattern out of the package, then it is an adaptation. So, I want to thank Mary for her great designs and if anyone is offended because I did not give her credit in the original post - well, I'm on my knees - please, please forgive me. I'll do better from now on, I promise!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Well, the binding is stitched on one side of the big quilt. Now to begin the hand work. Fortunately, I enjoy doing handwork. Although I cannot watch television while I stitch anymore. I have to wear different glasses for close work and the TV set is a big blur when I'm wearing them. Man, this getting old stuff can be a real pain!
Friday, November 23, 2007
I got this back from the quilter today. The fabric is something that Mom bought many years ago, thinking she would make a simple quilt to match one a friend gave her. When they moved to a retirement facility (in 2004, I think) all the materials were neatly folded and waiting. I took them - along with a good portion of her unused stash - and finally decided what to do with it all. It's "whole cloth", meaning no patchwork, but I did seam together two pieces to make it large enough for her bed.
Now it needs binding and finishing. This is without question the biggest piece I have ever worked on. If I'm not heard from in a week, send a rescue party!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. Reading comments is so much fun it could become addictive. So keep it up, folks!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
This doll is from our club's "parts" exchange. We all made doll parts for a twelve inch doll. To exchange, we put parts into paper bags and each member drew parts for the person sitting next to them! The parts were all colors and shapes - and even sizes. It appears that "twelve inch doll" is a pretty broad designation for some people! I think I made out pretty well. The doll parts I got were closer in size than just about anyone else's. Mine sure looked closest to a conventional doll! I can't wait to see what the rest of the dolls look like! Saturday after next - a long wait sometimes!
I'm slowly learning about blogging. This one is pretty simple so far, but never fear. Eventually it will be slightly overdone like the rest of my work! Today I learned to put titles on each blog. Nice little box at the top marked "Title:" - duh!