Monday 2 March 2015

Sometimes my brain hurts

And this is one of those days.  I have always had the same pattern: one quilt being pieced, one being quilted, and for a while there was a pretty smooth, immediate transition from one stage to the next.  Then my piecing got faster, and my quilting, obviously, didn't.  So there was a queue.  Now, in addition to this backlog, I have a new, blog-related dilemma.

I have just started a quilt that won't be blogged for a bit, but that doesn't give me a lot to say!  There are, after all, only so many pictures you can post of quilting in progress.  So I have been working away on my denim bits at the same time, and they will eventually come together, but since we finished the first jacket I am back to slow stitching little bits, which again, you can only post so many times.  

Now I am fine with the pace of things generally, but I do like to post fairly regularly, mostly because it is helping me to connect with people and I am building some lovely friendships as a result of it.  So what do I do?  Well I have decided, in my infinite wisdom, that I will add an extra project.  This may be more than I can juggle, in which case my posts for the next few months will be charting my descent into chaos and mayhem, or I may rise to the challenge.  

Before Christmas I did a Saturday photos post with some lovely stone walls, and LeeAnna from Not Afraid of Colour suggested a joint challenge: in the course of this year we are going to make two quilts each, with walls as a starting point. The first will be whatever takes our fancy, and for the second each of us will take some aspect of the first and develop it further.  

Now I haven't made any decisions about this yet, so this is really more of a 'what will be on my design wall in a bit' post, but here's the set of pictures I have pulled together as a starting point.


Turid said...

Interesting. I'll follow your progress.

Nann said...

There aren't many stone walls in the midwest, but I have a fair number of photos of rocky beaches taken because they "would look so cool in a quilt." I hope your project comes to reality!

audrey said...

Sounds good to me.:)

Mary Marcotte said...

Oh, I wish I could join you! I love this idea! I just came up with a new quilting design that I'm calling tiles (because that what it reminds me of) but there are a couple of your pictures that definitely fit the design. I can't wait to see what you do with those pictures. Try to stay sane, please.

Lara B. said...

Those walls are so beautiful! A great starting off point. Kaja - I like seeing all the little bits, don't go worrying about posting those too often!