Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday's progress and a concern

Jaggy Edges

I was paper piecing last weekend. I so love the dramatic results of paper piecing but it is a slow and patient process for me, with the seam ripper close at hand. The green strip is the new one, the pink one was done earlier. Wouldn't a quilt with large pointy triangles arranged like this look great - I might have to figure out how to make it.

Jaggy edges - another arrangement

Or maybe arranged like this? Maybe a mini quilt? These bits are part of the Mystery QAL quilt, which I am working on finishing.

Top done

This is the Summer's Blush pattern by Bloom top so far. I am trying to decide if I want borders or not. I am thinking about using a heavier decor weight or linen for the back and using this as a beach/picnic blanket. And I am going to need another name for this quilt, it is just not blushy.

Aqua and Orange - Blocks for Betsy

These blocks are for the Aqua and Orange Bee. I had such a nice time making them and just love the colour combination.

Aqua and Orange Bee - blocks for Betsy

I am making progress on other projects and hope to be able to show off another finish this weekend.

My concern is with SOPA and PIPA, two pieces of proposed American legislation. My kids spent a few nights passionately explaining to me how this legislation would break the internet as we know it and, in my opinion, they are right. I knew that without the kids, but what was so interesting was that they knew about it, were able to debate it rigorously and felt so strongly about it.

Go to Wikipedia here to read more, today English Wikipedia is dark. Or go here to see what Flickr has to say. Or google it. The whole internet world will be affected, not just people in the United States, and so hopefully we all will take notice and act.

I am linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and the Needle and Thread Network, please go and visit all the wonderful bloggers and their work posted there.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced