I haven't been very creative of late. The season changing and days getting darker earlier and cooler temperatures all have me feeling like I should be preparing for hibernation. Summer really is my favorite time of year and now it is over. So...I decided to take on a challenge! Pam of Kitty and Me Designs is offering a CQ (Crazy Quilt) ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap. Well I adore ATCs so that is a non decision. And I did take an online CQ course from Kathy Shaw of Shawkl.com to learn the basics of CQ. I also follow Renee and her CQ treasures. Renee is offering how to's on her blog here.
And I also follow Mary Anne of Magpies Mumblings who does amazing CQ. So I begin...
With most of my sewing supplies either packed and put away or donated away I gathered some fabrics my daughter recently mailed to me. I have no idea where she acquired them because she doesn't sew. And I did find a few very small scraps in another bin of mine. Well, I never said I am organized...completely. LOL
Thank you Renee for your wonderful tutorials on how to piece such a small venue. ATCs are only 2.5" x 3.5" when finished.
Here I am beginning my sewing. Thank you Mr. C for unpacking my machine and cabinet.
I must admit without Renee's tutorial and my trusty iPad set up I would still be trying to manage with my fabrics and piecing them. I am feeling "challenged" already!
I made three different foundations just to be certain I have one that will work. I admit I made a miscalculation and have no way to hoop these. Well I suppose I could sew them to a larger muslin.
Maybe that is what I should do so I have a tight tension on my seams when I embellish them.
Now I must find my muslin to sew a larger fabric that will fit my hoop. I have one more foundation but Mr. C's laptop I must use to blog with photos somehow ate that photo. See...I am already challenged and I have barely begun my CQ ATC journey.
As I have mentioned our weather is chilly. I am already cold and we are not even close to freezing which comes with Winter. Brrr...
We met with our Broker and had an interesting conversation. The Real Estate market here continues to be depressed and there are no buyers for our home. Yes, we could still get lucky however that is a very long shot. So we remain listed and hopeful. Mr. C is absolutely gutted. His dream is to move.
I am truly enjoying seeing your wonderfully creative projects and Fall decorating. Our home remains devoid of any decorations so as not to offend anyone who "might" come to view our property.
Falling into Autumn (Spring down under) and Creative Bliss sweet friends...<3