Monday, June 4, 2012

Zentangle Challenge #73 and more

It's been awhile since I participated in the Zentangle Challenges hosted by Laura Harms at I am the diva.  This week's challenge is to use the tangle Bridgen.  Here's my entry:


To see other entries, visit the diva's link above.

I've finished 3 more blocks on the 501 Project.  This first one I actually sewed yesterday after I blogged about the others.  I like how it plays tricks on your eyes.

Harmony Square

This next one was a real pain in the you-know-what.  I had a really difficult time sewing the center bars.  The first time around I had to keep unsewing and resewing because I couldn't get the hang of where to start the stitching because of the angles.  The resulting bars were 1/4 inch too long.  So I re-cut the pieces, thinking that I'd cut them incorrectly the first time and tried again.  This time it went much easier but still they were too long.  I checked the sizes of all the other pieces and they were cut correctly too.  So I did a little creative trimming and called it close enough.  It took me a couple hours (I'm slow) to complete the block.  I rewarded myself with a bowl of Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Extra Creamy Fat Free ice cream.  I love the stuff.  I've been cutting as much fat from my diet as possible over the past two months in response to my cholesterol test.  I also like Hood's Fat Free Frozen Yogurt, the Strawberry and the Blueberry flavors.  I tried the Mocha Fudge but didn't care for that.  I ate it anyway.  Last week I tried Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch, which was my all time favorite back when I didn't care about fat, just to see if I still liked it but found it was heavy and now actually prefer the fat-free.  Oops!  Off topic.  Here's the block:

Fields and Fences

I breezed through this last block without a problem.  I figured it was a good place to stop today.  On a positive note.

Rambler
Hope you had a good day.


10 comments:

Kate said...

Very pretty. Love this color combination!

Linda said...

I love your blocks! They are so pretty. AND I couldn't help but notice they are the color of mocha, strawberry, and perhaps mint ice cream. Now you have me thinking about a bedtime snack!

Marti said...

I can see how the Fields and Fences would be difficult. Good job on it. I like the first square, but then I really like the ones that play tricks with you.

ledenzer said...

So happy to see your beautiful work in pen and in craft!

katydidsworld said...

Nice work. I like how your string loops around the tile.

Alice said...

i love how you filled in the background on your zentangle tile - excellent job! now off i go to read about all your beautiful quilting! :)

Ritu Dua said...

Very beautiful tile and even beautiful quilt !

tanglewithlinda.wordpress.com said...

Your tile is really nice, and so are your quilt blocks.

Amma said...

I like your tile and your quilt blocks.

Susan said...

gorgeous tangles and your quilt squares are beautiful!! I haven't quilted in years!