Sunday, July 10, 2011

Just for Fun

I could have loaded the Twister top to start quilting, but instead, I put a solid white fabric on the top and a solid black with a strip of gray for backing.  I'll alternate tiles with black threads and white threads and use gray for the border.  There may be one tile that ends up red too.  This is when I'm reminded of how nice it would be to have those Micro handles to do small work. 

My kids and I spent time last night Zendoodling on paper.  We ended up chatting instead of finding that meditative zone, but it was fun (and very cold) in the basement as we sat around the "quilting table" which will one day be in our dining room again.  The idea with this quilting project is to take some of those Zendoodle ideas and put them into the stitches. 

I'll end up outlining the tiles and securing the top to the edges and removing it from the frame while it's still incomplete.  No zipper leaders here (yet), but after a few days, I'm guessing it will be time to move on to another project for awhile.  It's nice that most quilters understand that ADHD / multi-tasking sort of mindset.

Here's another photo of one of the tiles.  As always, you can click on the picture to enlarge it.
(Hmmmm.  Looks like Blogger just decided not to accept my photos again.  I'll try again later.)

I just noticed this morning that my spam filter has been keeping some of your comments from me.  They don't always show up here on the blog either.  So I do apologize if I've been ignoring anyone's comments.  I'm learning that it's polite to respond to blog comments from my fellow bloggers who lead by example.  We'll see if I can tweak the spam settings to allow all of your comments to make their way to my in box.
Thank you for so many encouraging words!

Here's the Twister top that's finished and awaiting the quilting frame.

Enjoy your day!
- SeeingStars


  1. I love your quilting and the idea of Zendoodles is wonderful. Which HQ do you have?

  2. Hi Gari,
    I have a Tin Lizzie 18 that needed a new home last fall when her owner found a Gammill. The TL is a good basic machine for me. No customer quilts, but I've done a little charity work.

  3. Kim!! Your work is awesome!! Girl!! I am so glad I found your blog!!