Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WOW & it’s Mildred

I have decided to finally name my HQ16.  Her name is Mildred and she is 5 years old.  I wanted to name her after one or the other of my grandmothers but I sometimes get mad at her and I just couldn’t say some of those things to either one of them.  So, why did I choose Mildred?  Well, my mother has a friend named Mildred.  They have shopped, traveled, and been friends together for years and years.  Sometimes they have a great time, laugh, shop, cook and enjoy each other.  Other times they get in each other’s way, don’t agree on how to do things, and stay apart when they need to.  Well, except for the cooking, I have the same relationship with my HQ, thus, please meet Mildred.

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I love her and we have great times together.  And sometimes I don’t like her very much and I leave her alone in her room for days and/or weeks.  However, because she is a really good friend, we get back together and make our friendship work, again.  Cool, huh? 

For my WOW entry in Esther’s blog I am showing what I worked on yesterday.  I do machine applique so I drew one copy of all of the parts to Block 4 of Heart’s Desire.  Then I photocopied the two pages with my printer and didn’t have to draw them for the 2-4 blocks. 

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Here are the drawings and copies laid out with the chosen fabrics.  See the little pink post-it?  I labeled each fabric and then also put the number or letter on the master sheet.

sorting pieces

This is the beginning of cutting the little pieces up and placing them with the proper fabric.  Excuse the color, a big storm was approaching and I was trying to get them all sorted before I left the studio.  However, everything is now ready for me to come back in and press the block parts to the fabrics. 

I am now way behind on this mystery but I did have to take some time out to get some other projects more up to date and a couple even finished.  However, I do intend to finish this quilt, it will just be closer to Christmas than to the end of summer. Be right back

Today looks like a rainy day, very good after almost 6 weeks of no rain, so I plan to spend most of the day in the studio.  However, I will be taking some time out this afternoon to have my first ever massage.  In the movies they have looked pretty painful but I am looking forward to it. 

5 comments:

  1. Mildred's a great name! It suits her. I clicked on your Esther link but it brought me to a postless blog? We had the rain yesterday -- I guess it's moved south for today. The rain in the second half of the month helped make up for the complete lack we had in the first half. Enjoy your massage!! :)

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  2. Love your Mildred. I have a B line frame and a small throat machine on it and wish I had a Mildred LOL... Have fun I am sure Mildred helps you create gorgeous quilts. Hugs Bunny

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  3. Is this a Long arm quilting machine? I'm want to purchase a good quilting machine but don't know what direction to go? I've looked at long arm machines but yours looks smaller. Any advice for me?? I'm a follower BTW!! I liked your jelly roll quilt. I've seen this on some blogs and am thinking of making one with my new Strawberry Fields jelly roll.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  4. Mildred? Fabulous! And I know what you mean about loving your machine ...and sometimes leaving it alone...your project looks very intersting too!

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  5. Hope that you had a fun massage. Mildred looks like a fun machine- I am sure you are going to really enjoy your time spent with her making your beautiful quilts.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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