Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Benefits of Blogging - One of Them at Least

This is a grouping of 2 1/2" strips I put together to start making a quilt for our younger daughter.  What, you may ask does that have to do with a benefit of blogging?  Well, I took a picture of it.  And then I took one of the strips out and took another picture.

I think it's a definite improvement, don't you?  Probably (maybe) I would have figured it out without taking those pictures, but I really think the pictures helped.  Plus, I like to document the quilts I make.  I enjoy going back and looking at them, because most of them do not live here.  Most of them I've given to someone else.

I've made some more of these Disappearing Sixteen Patches. 

The cheater panel on the back of the chair is a big piece and will be the backing.  The purple-y piece to the right will be sashing.

And on the quilt frame right now is this one for our den.  I made its mother last year and this one is made from leftovers of that one.  The one I made last year was for a cover for the couch in the den.  When you have as many pets as we do (2 cats and 2 dogs) and they all live in the house - you cover as many things as you possibly can.  Of course that's not even mentioning the chickens.  Thank God, they live outside in their own house!

Anyway, I've made a start at quilting it.  I think it's kind of neat that it will match the cover on the sofa.

Bruno would rather be outside herding chickens.

And Chloe is pretty sure I could come up with something that would be interesting to her if I'd only try.

Mr Cutie Pie and I worked outside a bit today.  It was such a pretty day.  I am so far behind outside it's not even funny.  Lots of work to do.  Ho. Hum.

Hope you've had or are having a wonderful weekend, full of fun and interesting things and lots of love!

Hugs and kisses,


*karendianne. said...

What a great post! Candy for my eyes. I love the blue strips. That's nothing but yummers. And you know I agree. Bruno would rather be out herding the chickens and I so admire him for his ability! Impressive. I'm a big Bruno fan that's for sure.

…and then you go an grab me with the great picture of Chloe! Are you kidding me? I'm supposed to contain myself with the worlds most cuteamous cat? Holy gee wiz you're a tough one, Elaine. I just want to kiss her.

Susie Swanson said...

I just love this and the way you put it all together. Quilting is a passion of mine. Those strips can get diffcult for me sometimes.

Thimbleanna said...

Ah yes, isn't is fun that we have such a wonderful way to keep track of our projects? I never could keep any kind of a journal. We haven't started working outside yet, but there's so much to be done, I think I'd rather have 6 more months of winter!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I think taking pictures and blogging them helps too! It's great to always look back! Such pretty many do you think you get done in one year? Blessings,Kathleen

Susan said...

I agree about blogging and the pictures do help get an honest look at the subject. I've taken pictures just for that reason. I worked outside this past Saturday and now I am enjoying the fruits of my labor (a place for me to sit and sew).