Posted in February 2013

Block 11: February 28, 2013

I’ve dived back down the “tone-on-tone” rabbit hole, as it were! I feel like this Crane Block might be more successful than yesterday’s entry. I’m not sure. It’s still up in the air at this point. It’s leading me to question my original intent on how to finish this Quilted Crane project. Originally, I was … Continue reading

Block 10: February 27, 2013

Today’s Crane appears to be hiding! Not sure how I feel about about this fabric, color, and pattern combination. Last year, I went through a phase where I made a few quilts that I termed the “tone-on-tone” series. And, because I am who I am, most of them ended up being in grey-scale. Seeing a … Continue reading

I’m not the only one?

I’m not really advertising this project much (if you can downplay this blog that I’m writing to document this process). But, I have posted a few pictures of these Crane-blocks on Facebook in the past few days. The response from friends has been nicely positive and supportive. So far, I haven’t described much of what … Continue reading

Block 9: February 26, 2013

Hey, hey: Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today, I decided that on all the outside edges of my pieces, I would leave an inch seam allowance. I’m learning that even with a half an inch and really careful pinning, the process of sewing and pressing a bunch of pieces that are all cut on varying degress of … Continue reading

Block 8: February 25, 2013

Another one done! 992 more to go… I successfully managed to get quarters from the bank! I am currently washing 32 fat quarters so I have a bigger pool of fabrics to choose from! Success on the Crane-homefront today! I’m now getting confident enough with this Crane project that not only am I trimming my … Continue reading

Block 7: February 24, 2013

Happy Oscar Sunday! Didn’t get the chance to launder my new fabric for the project today, for the silliest of reasons: I don’t have any quarters. Tomorrow, will make getting to the bank a priority… So, in the meantime, I’m using a lot of my gray-scale fabrics. Date: Feb. 24, 2013 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, … Continue reading

Block 6: February 23, 2013

Saturday night, and I’m spending the evening in to finish this quilt block! Who said all New York evenings were fabulous? But, who might be suggesting this particular New York evening ISN’T fabulous? (I will admit to having a glass of wine right now; it’s been a long week, and I just arrived home at … Continue reading

Block 5: February 22, 2013

TGIF! Number 5; only 995 left to go and one-two-hundredth of the way there! Doesn’t the finish line seem so close? I feel like cutting all the pattern pieces is still taking me the most time. Even eye-balling the seam allowance, I’d still like to whittle down the minutes it takes me to cut out … Continue reading

Big Spender!

After teaching class this morning, I managed to stop by The City Quilter on 25th Street. I easily and quickly dropped over $100 on fat quarters that looked like they might help me open up my color and pattern palette. Quilting, let it be known, is freakin’ expensive at times. While it seems that I … Continue reading

Block 4: February 21, 2013

Another day, another block! Four down, 996 to go! Date: Feb. 21, 2013 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: My eldest sister, Jeni. We’re continuing with family first here! Music I listened to while sewing: Katy Perry (sorry, not so sorry) Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: I think too much. … Continue reading