Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday, in which I worked on three projects

What a great weekend.  It rained and was disgusting outside and I had no plans so I got to clean and then work on my quilt projects.  I even made enchiladas which are really great vehicles for guacamole if you are so inclined to look for guacamole vehicles.  Honestly, guacamole vehicles are my favorite vehicles.

At any rate, here is what I did:

The back of the Ingie Quilt
This back is actually done in petal pink, even though it looks peach here.  This photo was taken in the small bedroom upstairs which has the best light in the house.  Seriously, that's as good as we are going to get here.  I took a class on photography at the Sewing Summit and I basically learned that I have to move if I want better pictures.  None of us want me to do that, so we will all have to use our imaginations when it comes to my photography.

Next up:
I'm all caught up with the Modern Block of the Month project sponsored by Sew Mama Sew.  This is October and I have to say that I really like it.  I'm thinking about doing this again but with shades of grey instead of purple.  It was quick and easy and I'm pleased with the results.

Finally, a Spinster update:

Corn and Beans
Have you ever dug through your fabric stash and shouted, "Corn and beans! Corn and beans!"?  Oh, yes you have don't deny it.  This little block came together well, but was very bulky in its seams.  Still, I love those colors.

Country Farm
I know what you are thinking, "Shouldn't a country farm be red?"  Well, my response is that it would be lovely if I could find three red fabrics that looked good together and blues blend so much better.  My country farm symbolizes the fresh water and air that we can find out in the country.

Country Path
I couldn't look at the instructions for the Country Path block without thinking about a primrose path and how it is best not to be led down one.  Which is kind of a weird expression when you think about it because primroses are lovely and a path lined with primroses would be nice to be led down.  But, maybe that's just me with my pro primrose agenda.  I felt some pretty pinks were in order because a pink primrose path would be even more lovely even if the result would be being led into something far more sinister.  (A primrose path story:  My grandmother did not like to serve me alcohol when I visited her because, in her words, she was leading me down the primrose path; considering this was when I was in law school and I was in my mid-twenties, I assured her I could handle her watered down scotch drinks without turning into a drunken reprobate - I had being in law school in my mid-twenties to do that for me.  Still, I think she viewed me as a lush after that. I'm drinking Irish whisky tonight in her honor. See grandma, you were right.)

Tomorrow, or the next day, I will show you my next non-Spinster quilt project.  I know. I'm excited too.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on the guacamole vehicle. I made nachos last night, which are also great vehicles. Alas, no guacamole or guacamole ingredients in the house.

    Looks like a very busy Sunday for you. Great blocks. And love those purples