Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ta-Da!!!

I finally made up my mind, with a LOT of help from my bloggy friends.. thank you everyone for visiting my blog and leave a comment, it helped BIG TIME...

Now readers of this blog will know I am a 1930's fabricologist.. and may, just maybe surprised to hear what I am about to say...



I am going with the civil wars.. I know.. I just hope you were sitting down when you read that.. I ditched the blue solids, and put a whole heap of them out on my dining room table and stood on the other side of the room (hey its a bit room) and thought yep I'll take that one and that one and that one..

I am off to a retreat in 6.5 weeks time.. so now its panic time for the ol' Lissa.. 76 signature squares to be made.. Now at last years retreat a lot of ladies had used a GOCCO home screen printing system and I thought I could do that... of course I hadn't used a gocco since 1985 and I didn't own one, so off to ebay I went.. Found one and was raving to Ric Rac Jodie about it so she had to get one too (hers was a freebie one lucky bugger).. anyways, I got it in MAY or JUNE last year and finally used it last night.. now I dont want to show a close up of what I have done, cause I want it to be a surprise for the ladies that go to the retreat but this is what they look like drying on my airing rack.. please excuse baskets and boxes of fabrics, I was auditioning fabric yesterday!


This used to take me HOURS to do, I am not exaggerating.. I'd sign my name on each one of those suckers and stamp them and do whatever to them, I printed all of these in 30mins.. so it was definately worth the investment...

that was the easy bit, now I have to sew the fabrics onto the corners (its indian hatchet block or a lazy snowball, only two diagaonal corners have fabric)


Well thats enough from me, thanks again for leaving comments on how to sort out my colour choices..


'til next time..

Lissa

11 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, I adore that red. Can I have some? LOL

Great choices, and after the quilt-along I thought you just may be 30'd out anyway.

Now I want a Gocco, and I don't even do signature blocks, I just want to play...

Carol Van Rooy said...

I'd love to see pictures of the screening technique. I just can't picture what it is your doing.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh Lissa - I'm in love with that paler pile of civil war fabrics!!!! Definitely the right choice - now you just need to buy some more of them - that can't be enough surely?????

Lucy xxx

Jodie said...

Awesome gocco - ing Lissa.
Now you'll want to gocco everything

Lindi said...

Just checked out the mystery quilt site. Now, if I get time, and if i can find enough in my stash, I might join you!

Jelly Wares said...

Can't wait to see what your goccoing looks like... I sooo want to buy a gocco I just don't know where to start.... I'm scared that I'll buy one and won't know how to use it... How exciting, a retreat... I'm going to one too in about 6 weeks, it's at Nundle where's yours??

Jodie

Bernadette said...

Lissa I am sure I checked out your blog over the W/E...didn't see that one about the comments but no matter everyone picked the right one anyway, after all how many 30's quilts can one have? Not fair I want to see the siggies up close and personal...guess I just have to wait the 6 weeks. I hope you made special ones for the roomies..vbg

Rachelmp said...

Please Lissa, tell me how to Gocco! please Rachel

Sandy said...

Nah Lissa - i would have been shocked if you said that you were going to do brights ...LOL
Looks like some overachieving with your siggies - I'm starting with my corners first, figure if I don't have them finished I can do the writing on the flight - now who does that remind me of???
Sandy

Christine said...

Love your fabric choice.
I have not yet started on my OC, but have a week off next week.
I will do mine in Civil war too.

cheers
Christine

purple and paisley said...

i want a gocco! awesome blog title, too! i wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway...your visits are appreciated!