Sunday, February 01, 2009
Geoff went off early this morning to Spain (for work) so the kids and I decided to have a do-nothing day - or rather, they did nothing (meaning watching telly & playing on the computer - though Olivia & Sarah did get bored at one point and decided to make a Roman chariot out of a shoebox) and I did lots.
This afternoon, I did the above piece, which is for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap 5: Monochrome. You can probably guess that the person I am sending to specified blue and winter... We are allowed to add white and/or black to the one colour; I have obviously gone for white. I will trim the piece square after I quilt it - no point doing it before that. I think I will quilt it in white, but not quite sure just how, yet.
This morning, I did two sets of postcards - one for the "Z is for" swap - I chose zig zags and decided to make the piece as a single unit and then divide it into four - here it is (above) both as a single piece and then as four. This is the last of the alphabet swaps I will be doing - I joined when they were on G, and although I was very tempted to go back and catch up with the beginning of the alphabet when it cycles around again (and had originally intended to) I have now decided not to, as I am moving away from swapping quite so many cards and only joining in swaps which particularly interest me.
These other four cards at left fall into the latter category - I have never done a shaker card before, so when I saw the swap come up I decided I'd give it a try - and as I have a small collection of Valentine's themed cards, which I have displayed in my postcard holder at the moment, a few more will make a nice addition...