Monday, December 31, 2007
Yes the Dbl Nine and the String Along quilt look remarkably similar. I noticed that when I was making the string blocks. That's because both of them were born out of the same 1 and 1/2" strip bins I was trying to make a dent in. Halfway through the string blocks I realized - 'this quilt doesn't feel any different than the last one!'
Time to freshen the strip bins... I know I'll never see the bottom of those. :D
Friday, December 28, 2007
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So simple but I just love it...
Jo, now I'm among the initiated, I understand. =c)
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Silent Auction quilt
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Lila in her chosen spot by the fire. She's not stretching, she's sleeping in that pose. We call it "Cat on recreational drugs: heat!"
As Bing Crosby sings, "And the prettiest site you'll see, is the holly that will be... on your own front door."
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Since they're like Log Cabin blocks I've been playing with different layouts.
EQ's great for some things, but there's nothing like laying out the real blocks.
But I can't decide, so I just keep makin' em. :D
Monday, December 03, 2007
But yesterday I received a call from a friend who offered us two free tickets to the Ukiah Symphony's performance of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. That was worth going out for.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I think it should be listed among the seven wonders of the modern world. From the tiles in the floor to the patchwork quilts on the walls, everything in this store is made from polymer clay.
You can see more photos and read about the creation of this storefront at Sarajane's Polyclay Gallery. Sarajane gave permission to post this on my blog. We had a delightful exchange of e-mail about the Christmas version of this same shop, currently under construction.
I can't wait to see it. Visiting this miniature quilt shop is almost as good as browsing the LQS!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
We love meeting at Su's house 'cause she has this great big sunlit room that can fit all the tables and gear. Love, love, love that LoneStar, doesn't the color of the wall just make it *pop*?
Here are the last three Paintbox blocks being laid out.
Lynn delcared she hadn't sewn since the last time we all had a sew day... *three* months ago! That's what happens when you retire. You get too busy to do the things you want. :D
And me making more sunshine and shadow string along blocks.
I think they're getting more interesting now that I'm not holding back so much. Been throwing in purple, hot green, orange... it's great fun.
Su pulled out a tub of UFO's and laid out project after project, showing us what she's worked on in the past and things she might not finish because she learned and then moved on.
This was the only one that was on the table long enough to get a pix. Fun stuff!
We potlucked homemade Minestrone soup, tuna salad on greens, marinated cucumber slices and pickled beets. I went home late in the afternoon; tired by happy.