I finally finished my eagle block for my AQOMV project! I was just a little behind - he was supposed to be finished in January. I did manage to finish one of my signature blocks so I am ready for the February swap. I haven't signed it yet... I really hate writing on blocks! I am completely terrified of messing them up. No matter what technique and pen I try, it never looks good to me.
I need to prep another applique block for this project. All of the signature blocks we are swapping will be pieced, so I plan to focus on applique first and then fill in with additional pieced blocks later.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I haven't been able to spare much time to work on any of my projects lately, but I did manage to get my journal cover finished and started filling it with ideas.
One of the project ideas I have added to my journal concerns the "Sincerely Jane" challenge that I am planning to start with other members of the Yahoo Rug Hookers group. I really don't have time for yet another challenge, and already have way too many projects slated for 2011, but this one is really calling to me! I pulled out the old pattern I drew 8 or 9 years ago and found that I don't really care for it all that much. I designed a couple of alternatives with my Dear Jane (TM) software:
This one is similar to my original. I am not sure that I like the plain borders. It ends up being much more reasonable in size (29.5" x 39.5"), but it doesn't speak to me like the first design. I think the triangles and kites really tie it to the original. Now I just need to decide if I am up for starting yet another huge rug!