Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Help with the binding

Yup. "Help."




In their defense, all the other soft places to lie down were in the washing machine or otherwise occupied.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A wrinkly quilt top!

It wasn't wrinkly, but the first time I went to take a photo of it, the wind came up. It wasn't windy all day ... until the second I put the damn quilt on the ground. So I rolled it up haphazardly and left it on the table for later. Hence the wrinkles.


I went outside over my dinner break with the top and four cans (two of beans, two of tomatoes) to hold down the edges and get a photo, but the wind had died down by then. So I was just the crazy girl outside with lots of fabric and cans of things.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lately ...

We've been doing a lot of this:


Things have been generally crappy. But at least there's quilting.

I've been working on these blocks:


Totally wonky log cabins.


Make with various prints from two (I think ...) Denyse Schmidt collections at JoAnn. The bolt ends just say DS Quilts, and so do the selvedges, but the receipt I looked at the other day said something about Aunt Edna and maybe Sugar Creek?


The pieced part of the blocks vary in size. I'm going to frame each in white to make them all 18.5 inches, of 18 inches finished. At this point, I think the final layout will be 4 by 5, or a quilt that's 72 by 90 inches. It might end up square at 90 by 90. Who knows.

I've been thinking about quilting ideas, and first considered a loop-d-loop, but I think I'm going to go with vertical straight lines, equally spaced. I have one quilt on my bed like that, and I love the drape. Plus I like how those kind of lines look over so much negative space.


The garden plot got all gardened:


These guys were already there. A good sign?



Old buddy ...


It is baseball season, after all.