Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Even my trimming bin is happy with these colors.

I can't believe that it is already Wednesday again.  It feels like the week is passing by so quickly and so slowly all at the same time.  I haven't really made a ton of progress in the sewing front this week.  I managed to make a little progress on Complications Quilt.  That's what I'm calling it for now-it needs a better name but well this quilt has proven to be very complicated to me so I am going to refer to it as that until I come up with something better.



I had been working with the assumption that I would make all the blocks first and then start trying to assemble the puzzle pieces together.  I of course got ahead of myself though and decided to put together the first chunk of the puzzle.  It has grown a little since I snapped this picture but I am really glad I decided to start putting it together because it really helped me see that while I thought I was dispersing the colors pretty evenly I had large sections that didn't have as much contrast as I had hoped for so I was able to make some corrections.


My other project this week was to update the look of my blog a little.  When I first started blogging I was lucky enough to win a blog header in a give away.  I used a basic blogger template and called it done.  I eventually changed my background to a template from a free site and thought it looked okay.  Occasionally I have updated that template like now to give it a fresh look.  Just recently though I figured out that I could add to the header templates and all through a site like picmonkey.  So I took a basic header template that matched my background over to picmonkey and added in some more elements and then I got this.


I have to admit I am pretty proud of myself for figuring it out.  I'm not the most technology savvy person out there so little things like this are a big deal to me.  Although I am learning more and more and there are some great tutorials floating around out there.  Oh and see my pretty comments button up there, I made that too with some free clip art and the addition of a little text.

Be sure to head over to Lee's and see what everyone else is up to this week.

10 comments:

  1. Your blog is GORGEOUS! I would have to put it in the BIG accomplishment pile - you did a lovely job. And the colours in your quilt are very pretty - a very successful week! Visiting from WIP Wednesday.

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  2. lovely blocks....and the blog makeover looks very smart....I have been wanting to do mine for a while...maybe I will get on with it soon!

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  3. I love your comments badge. I am a bit the same - I tweak every now and again but since my big break from blogging last year, I seem to have forgotten the language! It's making me feel old that I can't keep up with all this technical stuff, especially since I used to do alot of tech stuff at work. Lovin' the colours in your blocks!

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  4. Lovely fabric selection! Great blocks.

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  5. Great use of those colours. You made the aqua and red somehow become friends who like to intermingle... beautiful job!

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  6. Your blog is looking wonderful and I love how your quilt is coming on. I think complications is an excellent name for it :)

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  7. I love the colors you chose. How fun!

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  8. Those colors are fabulous! Your quilt looks lovely so far :)

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