Monday, November 14, 2011

Forward progress on a Design Wall for Monday

Well it is amazing how much one can get accomplished if one doesn't spend hours sitting glassy eyed in front of their laptop on Pinterest. Oh my goodness, have you stumbled into this abyss? I love it and I loathe it. I can spend forever pinning pretty pictures to my boards and telling myself how creative I'm being - LOL! After a marathon session on Friday evening/Saturday morning I gave myself an ultimatum to stay off for the weekend and to my disbelief I actually followed my own orders and this is what I have to show for it....my Dazzling Debbies quilt - the entire center portion is sewn together.



The border on the outside still needs to be rearranged a bit before I sew it together. As for how many pieces I need, well, I'm not short anymore, in fact now I have extras. I give up on the math, I just can't make it come out even. However, the extras will let me pick and chose a bit on the border.

Here are some shots of the central section of the quilt. Lots of novelties which make me smile.





I have had a lot of fun with this quilt and the fabrics... and I felt even more creative than if I had pinned another 100 pictures to my boards. Do you know that Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet has over 12,000 pins? I don't know how she did it but oh there are some very pretty things to see on her boards. On one hand I want tell you to go and check out my boards but then I'd feel guilty about all the time you are going to spend on Pinterest. So I'm not going to instruct you to go or not to go, that is your choice, but honestly, this is an even bigger time suck than Ravelry and I wouldn't have believed that if I hadn't lost 24 hours (or more) of my life on this site already. Ok, you've been warned!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous! I think I'm going to do mine in Kansas Troubles fabrics when I get around to it. :0)

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  2. Looks great.
    I too have lost many hours on pinterest (and ravelry). Thanks for the link to your boards. I'm off to enjoy.

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  3. I love that quilt more everytime I see it! How fun it'll be to curl up with it and smile everytime you glance at it and spy a favorite print. And as for Pinterest, yes, I too have a love-hate relationship with it. Trying to ignore it at the moment or the Christmas gifts will not get made.

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  4. That quilt just calls to be wrapped around me on a chilly autumn eve. OK, I went to your Pinterest -- your dream car -- I had one just like it, except it was yellow rather than aqua!!! It was just a cheap car in those days :-)

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  5. I LOVE your quilt, Carol.

    I joined Pinterest recently but have yet to visit. LOL I'm a little scared - I already spend way too much time on the computer. I have been feeling the urge to pin. LOL

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous Carol. I have avoided Pinterest like the plague - I stay on this machine too much already!

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  7. Haha -- you'll love the irony of this -- I pinned your quilt! It's really beautiful! Happy Monday! :)

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  8. I love that quilt. I am avoiding Pinterest like the plague. I know it will be nothing but trouble for me.

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  9. Thanks for the warning! Blogging seriously cuts into my quilting time anyway so I'd best avoid it........but I have taken a look before and it is fun! Must have willpower.......anyway that quilt is just gorgeous! I love the number of different fabrics you used......just amazing!

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  10. WONDERFUL quilt. I love the outside borders!!

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  11. Carol
    Your quilt is fantastic...the color placement perfect...each time I view it, the quilt seems to be pulsing!!!!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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  12. Love the quilt! Did you do the whole thing in one weekend? It's really lovely not matter how long it took. Oh that Pinterest is so much fun. I'm still figuring it out, but I get distracted by the pictures. LOL!!

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  13. LoL Thanks for the warning! It sounds like something that might be the end of any further accomplishment around here. :o) LOVE your Dazzling Debbie, though. You've done yourself proud. Hope you've made lots of progress this week!

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