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K, I & R

Chugging along at these.. 8 down, 4 to go.  The R was traumatic.. it took a looong time to get it to look like a recognizable R.  I'm still not 100% happy with it, but it's a learning experience and hopefully I'll grow from it.  The R I put on George's quilt was boxier, but I wanted a more angular look this time, to imitate the K.


XL

You know, I thought "X" would be easier..

AAA

These are: the grades I hope to get on my papers this semester (school's going fine, btw) the first letter of the alphabet that George can recognize by sight what happens when you try to spell out your long Greek last name for the back of your quilt (only 9 more letters to go!) I got in a little quilting today.  I'm going to take these letters nice and slow and then piece them into the backing even though it means I might not get it basted or quilted til the spring.  So long as I'm at the binding stage by June, I'll be happy.

I spent some time updating the layout of my blog and adding "pages"-- I want to have photos of all my quilts in one place, but blogger is not making it easy for me to edit the page and put them in chronological order.  I think I have to go back and upload them in the order I want them to appear.  Pain in the ***

Clearing my head

Sometimes life starts to move really fast and really slow at the same time.  School started and I've got something like 110 pages to write (4 different papers) in the next 3 months.  Two of these papers don't have topics yet, and I've been racking my brain and scouring scholarly journals in the last few days to try to come up with something that (1) I like, (2) my professor likes, (3) and that I can reasonably write a 40+ page research paper on before graduation.  Easy enough, right?  But it wasn't.  Let's just say I was being a bit naive about the research aspect, and a couple of hours doing hard time in the University library basement has woken me up to that fact.   But it's ok.  Now I know.  And I can do it, I just need to choose a topic..
So my mind was racing.. but then on the other hand, the NYC Mod guild meeting was coming up and I had *shock!* nothing for show and tell!  I had been drudging along on an overdue X-mas present that I just wasn't feelin…

Travel Q #3

Merrill & I were discussing the progress of our diamond stars and she said she's all excited to choose border fabrics.  Wow.  well, I know I'm not really close to that point yet, but she got me thinking.  I thought I'd play around in the stash and see if I could come up with anything suitable.  What do you think?
First, a shot of how big it is (sorry, i took these quickly and they're a bit blurry):
And now for the auditions..  #1-- bilaterally symetric bumble bees & clover.  I love this print, it's been in the stash forever.  I'd love to use it, but not in this quilt.  Too orderly.  Not bold enough.
#2-- Nice, bold.  I could be happy with a large scale print, but this one doesn't have any red.  I'm feeling the need for red in a multi-colored print..
#3-- Or I could stay with a single color.  If I had to choose today, I think this Valori Wells print is my favorite.  Too bad I only have a yard.  If I were buying fabric I'd hurry and find some onl…