Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Seems Like a Mighty Long Time

Time flys when you are having fun.  My problem is I like to have too much fun and do every project I see.  I follow so many wonderful blogs that I got inspiration overload and decided to take a break from all the inspiration and try to decide just what I wanted to concentrate on in my quilt making adventures.  I want to do it ALL....Teach my students, longarm quilt, make quilts for myself and family, design patterns, participate in online Quilt Alongs, Mystery Quilts and Blog Hops to name a few.  Oh what to do.... After my long absence I still want to do it ALL.  I fear I have a quilting addiction that is incureable!
I started my blog to document my Cancer Quilt progression.  I have been waiting for my hand dyed sky and it arrived a short time ago......Isn't it beautiful?  This isn't all of it but I couldn't fit it all in the photo since it is 60" long.  I also have another piece she made to chop up for confetti quilting of "rays" in the sky.

It was done by Kathy, of kathyinozarks who does beautiful hand dyed fabrics and makes soaps and other wonderful products that she sells in her ETSY shop.  Please check out her blog here and visit her ETSY shop.  In return for my beautiful fabric I quilted a quilt for her, the quilt top was pieced by her mother and aunt several years back.  It was great fun quilting these fabrics that brought back memories of my early quilting years.  I am going to let Kathy post the photo in her blog so be sure to follow her to see the quilting results.
As for my Cancer Quilt......after receiving my sky fabric I was dismayed that the work I had done on some of the elements for the quilt are not going to work now.  The colors are just wrong.  If you have followed my blog you might remember my barn
You can read about it here.  So it is back to the drawing board.  All of my trees are in the scrap bin too and I am starting over.  I am hoping to be able to salvage my barn quilt from this barn but time will tell.
But it will soon be time for my blog anniversary and I do love to blog too so I will be posting more often.
Have you been having fun on your life's journey?  Let me know what you have been up to.........


  1. so good to see you here Sherry, and thank you much. I can blog about our project now too-hugs It is hard to get a good photo of the sky piece.
    oh bummer about scrapping your barn and trees-I have a neighbor that was making a special quilt for her daughter-and she went through so many fabrics til she got exactly what she wanted.
    I know what you mean too about wanting to try everything-it does get mind boggling and overload real quick. I have decided to settle in and make those reproduction quilts I have waiting for me -I keep putting those off and time is a wasting lol that is after I get a couple ufos finished up first.
    Merry Christmas

    1. I just posted a blog about this too, with close up photos. the sky looks so dull there in the photo-must be cause of the background

  2. It HAS been an awful long time! Glad to see you are back on the blog! And hope you can find balance and happiness! Merry Christmas, Sherry!

  3. So many quilts to make, and so little time. I just became familiar with Kathy's blog...a multi-talented woman like you!

  4. Hi Sherry! I was reading up on few of your posts and had quick question about your blog. I was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance, thanks~

    Emily : )

    1. Emily, you are a no reply blogger please send me your email address and I will be happy to answer any questions Sherry

  5. Hi Sherry did you get this quilt completed?? curious hope all is well