"Be A Diamond" really stumped me this time.
So much so, that I was on the fence as to whether I would participate or not.
I'm not usually the one who hesitates about anything,
but diamonds through me for a loop.
I couldn't even think of anything that was diamond shape
and heavens knows, I've stitched many.
Then while I was working on another project, the light bulb lit and I realized
I had been working on diamonds all along, on it.
Yes, it was one of those "DUH" moments.
Wow, this getting old stuff stinks!
I immediately knew just what I wanted to do.
"Full Blown Circus"
You might see a few diamonds in the border at first and think...
well, that was almost not a diamond project!
But when you look a bit closer...
You see my entire background is pieced diamonds.
I bought these emery boards 3 years ago now...almost to the day,
on the return from a quilt retreat.
I had it in my head that these fun sayings would make a great quiltie,
for my sewing room.
Now was the time...and my diamond background fabric,
would make a perfect backdrop.
So I surfed online and found a free circus tent clipart
Then I went to my word program, found a font I liked...
Enlarged it all, and I was off and running.
I'm old school. I still cut and paste...what can I say?
One of these days I need to make myself sit down and learn...
in the words of Howard Wolowitz's (Big Bang Theory) mom, that
"Fricasta" EQ program!
I have no idea if it's spelled right, but I love the word!
hummm....maybe that needs it's own quilt too.
I love playing with fusible. With so many images online, the sky is the limit.
If you checked out "Suzy Toronto", you know there is no limit to her wit either.
You can find more on her
While this one speaks directly to my heart...
my head is full of ideas!
Oh my...you never know just what you'll find here, now.
Thanks Carol, for hosting this fun filled hop.
Your sweet push, opened the door!
You'll be able to see just what I was working on, when that "eureka" moment hit,
next Monday the 29th.
Make sure you come back an visit me then.
You can see more fabulous "diamond" projects from my fellow bloggers below.
Just Let Me Quilt
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'