It's December 20, and yes, I am ready for Christmas. It doesn't look like it will be a white Christmas here : (
I have been doing a bit of piecing, for the 2012 swaps, RRs and challenges on the CQforNewbies group. These three pieces will be ATCs (Artist Trading Cards, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"). It's a good challenge to work on such a small scale.
In the middle photo, the fabric in the bottom centre is silver, the camera made it look purple....
We are doing a Celebrate Life challenge. This is the 10" block I pieced for that:
We are choosing our own themes for this challenge, and mine is Laughter. Each week for 6 weeks we will receive a challenge stitch to incorporate into our block. I pieced a gray and black block to represent the difficult year I have had in 2011, and I plan to do the stitches in bright colours to represent the moments of joy and laughter which sustained me during the trials. I am looking forward to challenging myself with some new stitches and stitch combinations beginning in January.
In March there will be a Spring is Sprung theme Round Robin. Here is my basic 12" block for that:
I love the happy colours of this block, and I plan to put some dragonfly beads on here, as well as lots of flowers and perhaps a bird in a nest.
Tonight is Craft and Chat at the library, so I will be taking along these blocks to baste around the design area, and embroider on the ATCs. I need to do some repair work on my denim CQ jacket as well, and I'll bring along the Aurora Borealis quilt in case I have time to do some hand quilting on that. I'm always amazed at how much I can get done in three hours, when I have organized my work ahead of time and I'm away from the distractions of home.
Have a wonderful day, and do something creative this week!