Tuesday, February 11, 2014

O-Lin-pics Day 1

How did the athletes (actually only 1 athlete) do on this first day of competition?? I know the world wants to know.

The category on this momentous day was Pressing!!!! (Insert the Olympic anthem here.) 
Here are the events that are part of Pressing:

 The athlete admits she has been training hard for many, many years. First up, we have the pressing of the green batik. This will be the addition to the batik jelly roll quilt. Then comes the gold for the border on the Kona solids quilt.

The peppermint print was to have been the backing for the Christmas quilt. But while the athlete was ironing it after washing, noticed that the red had run. A trip back to Joann's to return it. They were very good about it, refunding the athlete's money with no questions. 

You can see the running in about the center of this pic.

Next up is this busy print to back an equally busy front. Print backings hide the no-so-expert quilting done by the athlete herself.
The athlete was able to collect extra style points by pressing with her off-hand, a trick she has been practicing.
To show the complexity of this endeavor, we are showing pictures of the moguls the athlete has to work with.

For all her hard work, we award the athlete GOLD! (Insert "Oh Say Can You See" here) (Please sing along)
Be among the first to congratulate this fine competitor in the first O-Lin-pics!

Now for the story behind the athlete...

The green batik will go with this jelly roll pack, in this pattern

The athlete states she wanted Florida colors in this quilt.
The gold and dark brown go with the pack of Kona solids and will be used in this quilt.

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 The athlete is also very proud to state that her Celtic Solstice quilt pieces are all finished!!!! She is now to the point of laying out the individual pieces to check her layout. She is very pleased to have finished so many little pieces.

She states: "I made this using Inklingo and am very pleased at how precise the points are, something I don't usually accomplish." She goes on to acclaim Inklingo as a method to help most people realize the perfect points they only dreamed of. "I just love Inklingo."

Now if I could only find the podium to accept my first medal.



Sara said...

Clever blog post! hehehe beautiful Celtic quilt!

dq said...

Your celtic solstice is going to be so lovely. I love scrappy looking quilts with lots of colors and fabrics. I also like your blog post...very creative.

Hilary Florence said...

Lovely design to the celtic quilt. Going for Gold?
Hilary Florence

Sew Surprising said...

This really made me smile, and your celtic blocks are just great, love scrappy :)

Connie said...

Beautiful work and projects! You deserve a couple gold medals!! Thanks for sharing.
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Yarncrafter said...

You are a natural at blogging. Absolutely loved this very clever post. A Gold for the win, yea you!
Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)