Sunday, August 23, 2020

Rose and Fierce Girl

The weather cooled down this week. It was a foreshadowing of autumn. I should have painted the coffee table and the porch, but I really didn't want the rose to take another two weeks, so I finished the rose. It is pulling the fabric a little bit, but not as much as I expected. I really tried to keep the stitches loose. It does look like a rose though, so I am happy with how it turned out.

While I was at it, I also made Fierce Girl. I was inspired by Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street. Fierce Girl doesn't look like the statue so there are no copyright laws broken. I was worried about this one because the girl doesn't look like the statue and the quote isn't neatly added, but now that I see it completed, I really like how it looks.

2020:  Weeks 34 of 15 Minutes to Stitch


I finished the rose and added Fierce Girl to the quote quilt. While I have been going through papers in the basement, I found notes about quilts I am making, like layout ideas, and other quilt patterns. I was amused to find daily to-do lists that had "make circles" on them. They were never crossed off, since I didn't list a number of circles and I could always make more. 
All these other quilt ideas is making me antsy to work on other quilts, either ones already started, and ones that already in progress. I am going to try to resist it, since I have a lot of motifs I still want to add to this quilt. If you have any ideas of what else I should add, please let me know. I am trying to think of other historical 2002-2020 influences I can add.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 182 out of 236 days
Success rate  = 77%
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Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think the fierce girl and quote look great. I love how the words run downhill like so many things I write these days. It shows a human made it which is so important on this quilt. Your rose definitely looks like a rose too. Satin stitch is so hard to control. Even with a running stitch base to work on it will usually still pull a little.

Kim said...

I think your fierce girl looks does your finished rose. It sounds as if your basement is a most interest place to discover forgotten thoughts and ideas.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Your fierce girl is a good addition and timely too.

Kate said...

The rose turned out beautifully, as did Fierce Girl. It is hard to stick to one's finishing plans, especially when quilters have so many other fun things started (or planned to start).

Sandy said...

I hadn’t heard of Fierce Girl, but I like her. Excellent job on the rose!

Tanya said...

Love Fierce Girl!