Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I also made it to Ballard and explored The Quilting Loft. I can't say it was that much more impressive than Bayside Quilting. The Loft had more modern prints and some great day of the dead fabric which I bought. But their batik and blender selection wasn't that great. Still, there were some nice show piece fabrics and they are close to Cupcake Royale so it might be worth a return visit.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I have completed all ten strips for the blocks. The next step is to cut these down and rearrange them into squares and triangles. This should be a pretty fun process and I am really hoping that the lines match up. The color did not turn out well when I took their pictures. When I get the squares done, I'll try to find some natural sunlight and take more pictures. Needless to say, this is a very brightly colored quilt.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
It's been a while since I've posted pictures from my yard. This is mostly because I don't have a lot of summer flowers because of the whole "I live in the dark woods" thing I've got going here. I was mowing the dandelions today when I noticed the fuschia and hydrangea blooming in the side yard and got very excited. Also exciting is the orchid that chose to bloom again this year. You can't really tell by the pictures, but she is a very pale green with pinkish/purplish stripes. I'm amazed that she is blooming because she really needs to be repotted - she is almost falling out of her pot - and she doesn't get a lot of light where she is. She is, apparently, a trooper.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Three down and seven to go! The goal here is to take the long strips of fabric and put them together as shown above. Once they are done, I will cut them up into 8.5 inch squares and everything should fall into place. Sure - I have a feeling we will see about that.