Monday, May 23, 2011
Defining the Blog, part 2
Lack of attention span, you say? Jill of all trades, master of none? "A little learning is a dangerous thing"? Most probably. But if I had a single specialty and stuck to it exclusively, I would be a university professor and not a blogger, and I'd be having a whole lot less fun.
If you're just here for the quilt, it's called (appropriately enough for this entry) "Windmills of My Mind" and is my own design. I was inspired by an article in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine (before it changed its name and defied punctuation rules -- March 2005 #370) called "Big Block, Little Block" about creating transparencies with two different sized variations of the same block pattern. I figured that if two different sizes were good, three would be better, or at least a whole lot more interesting. It was interesting piecing, all right. I narrowly escaped being driven insane by the permutations of different colors to get the layering effect. Enjoy -- it's one of my favorite quilts.
I just found out today about the website sewmamasew, which is organizing a giveaway day on several craft blogs. Check it out... the blogs usually require you to leave a comment to enter for their giveaway, and it's open for another 24 hours or so.