Monday, March 19, 2012

Catching up With

the (relatively) mindless...

When I watch my favourite programs online -- that would be The Quilt Show and PBS' Antiques Road Show -- I keep my hands going with a variety of handwork, including the crazy quilt blocks I've been making for the CQJP 2012 and TAST 2012.  My Week 10 TAST block was submitted for my March contribution to the Crazy Quilt Journal Project, as it was TAST challenge for the first Tuesday in March.  Week 11 featured 'Whipped Wheels' for which I had to turn to my assortment of embroidery handbooks, as I don't do these often.  This week's necktie selection was so pretty, though, that I think it steals the thunder from the featured stitch.  :-)

Of course, there's always some knitting in the 'mindless' category, and right now, the Dr. Who Scarf is filling the bill.  Here's a progress photo, draped over my living room chair:

Since I took that photo a few days ago, I finished the gold stripe (top), added a purple one and have now moved on to a large band of olive green...

and the meaty...

(C) 2012 -  DesignMatters 

Having finished my Module 5 of the C&G this past week, my tutor sent me Module 6 -- the focus of which is to plan, execute and display a finished quilt no smaller than 18" square and no larger than 39" square, using piecing as the central technique but adding other techniques learned to date. There are only 11 assignments, but they include everything needed to produce the requisite result and have me beginning with serious thought and research as to what I want to do and how I want to do it.

Step 1: read through the 64-page Module, making notes, and getting the juices flowing.  Stay tuned!

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