This was the project for the day. I did all the piecing and put together the blocks for the meme quilt. It’s not going to be big, around 40-50″ wide and 50-60″ long, depending on if I decide to do sashing. The blocks themselves are about 10″ square.
Each piece of embroidery got a different contrast piece. I wanted the block to look like a computer, with a grey or black band around to make the monitor. The larger piece at the bottom is going to be quilted to look like a keyboard.
Each block has a different contrast block that serves as the “desktop”. The stripe with this one is the basis for the color scheme.
Figures as soon as I set myself a to-do list, I get struck with illness. It was so nice out this week too, boo.
As I have been laying on the couch trying not to die, I haven’t gotten much crafting done. I have, however, been plotting what else to get up to once I’m well enough. (After all the projects in my last post, more job hunting, cleaning up my yard, and finishing what’s in my sewing project basket.)
I may play with these a bit, especially Elephant Man. I’m thinking bowler hat and no hair. I do dig the moustache though. I’m in love with Lobster Boy already. Fish Boy rather favors Herman, I like nips on plush.
Ugh, my ankles felt funny the whole time I was planning Annie. I don’t know if I can make her. I’m thinking of a little Willard too, but are enough people familiar with him?
Now some tv and back to sleep I think.
1. If I can get Bats to help me, I want to get my duct tape dressform
made. My old one just wasn’t worth the trouble to move it cross-country and I’ve been without one. It’s very handy to have and I got the supplies for less than $10. (Much better than the $100-150 for a manufactured one that isn’t exact to me.)
2. Asssuming that gets done, I have two shirts I got at the thrift shop that need some tweaking.
3. Make some freaking sleep shorts. I have this weird thing about sleeping in pants. Unless it’s super cold my legs just got too hot (although the rest of me will be freezing). Generally I resort to being a boxer thief, but I figure I can use up some of my cute cottons for a few pairs.
4. Get my scraps and fat quarters sorted so I can do some patchwork.
5. With the help of lovely testers, get my pattern to the point where I can sell it and do so. (What does one even charge for that sort of thing? And should I offer it as a download or a paper pattern or both? Argh.)
Remember these guys?
I’d like to eventually sell the pattern, but I’d really like have some pattern testers first. If anyone is interested let me know and I’ll e-mail the pattern and instructions. These dolls are roughly 18″ tall (the boy is a little taller) and can be made from fleece or felt.