Random notes from a former confirmed spinster who still lives with cats. Some things never change. Oh, and I quilt, hike, and bake on occasion.
Monday, February 11, 2013
temperance, swallows, trees, strawberries, and lightning
My first thought with the strawberry (dude says hi) basket was to go with red, but in digging through the stash I couldn't help but think these pinks were better. I think they are.
Streak of Lightning
I've been saving this fabric for this blocks for months, well, maybe a year. I knew this would be perfect to represent a streak of lightening. Bright and almost neon, a perfect portrayal of lightning.
Tall Pine Tree
Pine trees around here are rich, deep green. This is not. I did think, however, that this was a pretty shade of green and I wanted to use it.
We had swallows nesting on our house when we were kids. They were beautiful and they annoyed the cat. What more could you want from a bird? At any rate, my swallow block is grey to bring home the neutral colored swallow.
I'm not going to lie. I'm drinking an old fashioned as I type this. This block is my way of honoring the old fashioned which is made with bourbon (a manly brown liquor), bitters, ginger ale, cherry, and an orange. A pretty, pretty orange. And, probably, an improper way to honor the temperance tree. But, then, I'm not one to really honor the temperance movement.