Saturday, February 23, 2008

February TIF Finished.... ZZZZZZZZZZZ.....

This is the original block I made for Februarys TIF project. I didn't blog the process or any of the thoughts I had while creating this. It was a crazy month! This block was something that totally morphed into its own self and TOLD me what to do with it. I stuck with the color scheme and kept asking myself what I was old enough to remember..... over and over it was the same thing.... I remembered a good nights sleep! Before menopause, before the hotflashes, before the restless dreams, before the insomnia. I really long for a goodnights sleep.


Beginning block... I didn't like it.


I took the rotary cutter to it.... shake it up alittle, get some frustrations out


Piece it back together......... Now what ?????

Hmmmmm...... I love a good snore


The outcome was a little stuffed pillow...... I couched fibers on most every seam, did some doodle stitching and made a beaded and tassled dangle. Alittle wonky, but then again , so am I. Especally this month when I ran out of my Estrogen prescription.
For now.....


11 comments:

Candi said...

Wow! That came out just great!!:)
HUGZ:)
Candi

Allison Ann Aller said...

You don't KNOW how much I relate to this!!! I just love that you used this subject for your TIF. If I sleep through the night it is a miracle these days...but I do a lot of designing in my head in the wee hours..and listen to the night sounds...
Maybe you should put some lavender in that pillow...
Sweet dreams!

Vicki W said...

Ah yes, before menopause - those were the days! I love your interpretation of the theme.

gaylenona said...

This one hit me where I live! Love it! Thanks for the chuckle. We are not alone.....

verobirdie said...

What a clever idea it was to cut the first block! It turned how really beautiful.

Angelcat said...

I love the way you took something that you didn't think was working, chopped it up and reused it. Your finished piece is beautiful!

Glorious Hats said...

Oh my gosh! wonderful outcome, and so well written and entertaining. Love the pillow. The zzzzzs are fun.

paulahewitt said...

this is great -so brave to chop something up, even if it didnt appeal the way it was. looks like Ive got sleepless nights to loof forward to soon...just when i was getting a full night again!

EMBELLISHER said...

I love your attitude I think its got you to make a great pillow.I love the way you decided to chop up the CQ block and put it together again.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

WOW. I looked at the block and said, CQ, OK. Then I went further and decided what great colors, then I went further and by the time I finished all I could say was WOW. I love what you did with this!

Life Scraps and Patches said...

I appreciate your spirit in cutting up a quilt in the hopes of making something you'll like better. The result is beautiful. Connie