Feb.8… a challenge quilt,and more practice drawings

A community lady was stricken with Alzheimer’s,she then gave all her sewing supplies ,fabrics and unfinished projects to the church sewing. I was handed this unfinished project to finish. It is an older pattern maybe 80’s at least the fabrics are. Here is what was handed to me….

I had the challenge of figuring out what was done and what wasn’t ….I soon discovered that she had the colors backward from the pattern,with two of the blues switched.

I switched the blues around .. if I had been a little wiser … I should have just redone those first strips. I’m a very visual person and the color coded instructions messed me up at time or two.

I finally covered the color code and worked by letter and numbers… things are going much better ,I will soon have it finished for the church ladies then to do with as they please.

Cleaning my sewing room yielded some cute fabric that instead of cutting up I just added a fleece backing ,knotted them…and they were done!

A nice start on this Years charity quilts.

I have been practicing my drawing….. if you see a fault,and would like to give a pointer or tip to improve I would be most happy to know.

I need to work more on sketching structures….

That bottom wall is a little sorry..πŸ˜€

Keep warm and healthy friends… flu is going around hereπŸ˜–

Deb

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20 thoughts on “Feb.8… a challenge quilt,and more practice drawings

  1. Sheryl

    I’m looking forward to seeing what the quilt you are making from the old pattern and pieces looks like as you get in assembled. I don’t think that I ever would be able to get something like that sorted out. Your drawings are coming along nicely. I especially like your bird pictures. You have a real knack for making them look realistic.

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    1. Deb Post author

      It was a puzzler for me for awhile as there were five different patterns in the book,and she didn’t mark which one she had been working on. I must say it caused me to do some serious talking to myself!πŸ˜‚ Thank you , glad you enjoyed the birds.

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  2. kathyreeves

    Boy you have been a busy lady! Lots of projects done. Well done figuring out that quilt, it made me dizzy just looking at the picture! I love your birds, you have improved so much so quickly, I am quite in awe! That chickadee is so sweet. 😍 we have escaped the flu so far, but DH has had a cold for a month now. He thinks it is breaking and then it starts up again. No fever, just sinus. πŸ™„ He is so ready to be over this!

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    1. Deb Post author

      Know that dizzy feeling, as that’s just how I felt until I realized the colors were backwards ! I do enjoy drawing birds,architecture is going to be the sticker part for me ,I do believe. We around here have all had our share in the flu! The first really nice day ,my windows are going open to blow out some stale house air!

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  3. trishafaye

    You are so prolific! You’re amazing. I’m glad that you’re able to pick up the UFO that’s been sitting in a closet for so many years and bring it to life. Sad about the circumstances that brought it to you – but happy that the fabrics will become a whole piece now.

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  4. blosslyn

    Oh the little bird is so cute, you have a knack with them. As to architecture, its like taking a photo, look at different ways, go for side views, odd shapes, a section of the building, but of course practice makes perfect πŸ™‚ Quilts, as always are beautiful πŸ™‚ Look forward to seeing the end result of the dear lady’s quilt πŸ™‚

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    1. Deb Post author

      Thanks for the tips on sketching architecture… I’ll start looking in different ways ,points of interest as the window went much better . I think that church window came from one of your church photos.

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      1. blosslyn

        I use to draw many years with my daughter Fleur, when we were on holiday we would sit and sketch castles and churches. I’m not sure a lot of young girls would sit and do that now, well not here in the UK, and it didn’t cost anything…… Fleur went on to Art College in the end, and then Uni for photography, so it must have done some good πŸ™‚ So keep practising and I’m glad some of my photos inspire you πŸ™‚

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  5. KerryCan

    Blue and pink was a very 1980s color combo–I, myself, made a quilt in those colors! You did a good job, figuring out that pattern–I’m glad that the woman’s projects will be finished, even though she can no longer quilt herself. Your drawing is improving so much! You’ve been persistent and you’ve practiced and I think that’s great. Too many people just think drawing is a god-given talent but you’re proving that it can be developed, like other skills!

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    1. Deb Post author

      Thank you, Kerry! No ,I don’t have a god-given talent. I just have a brain… a little one that is .😁….that is getting older and needs a good work out.

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