My computer went completely kaput a couple of weeks ago. I have been suffering with a small laptop and my phone. When I say small laptop, I am talking about a screen about the size of an iPad. My eyesight is not great, so it has been miserable. Anyway, I am back up and running – missing some much needed software, but considering what the stuff costs, I will have to find some low cost alternatives. Been working on a couple of things and have taken some pictures, but have to find some photo-editing software first. Hope I am good to go soon!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Happy 1st day of August. As hot as August gets, I am happy it is finally here – that means we only have another 45 days of crazy heat. AND – school starts soon, which makes me very happy.
When I was last here, I had mentioned that I would be working on another quilt for a gift soon. The person I am making it for really loves blue and I was considering making another kaleidoscope quilt. I had to find something blue with a large print and this is what I found-
(Sorry it’s not ironed in this picture) I just fell in love with this Asian print and got enough to make the stack and whack blocks. I figured I would need at least three more blues, so I found these-
They all really look nice together. But the more I looked at the Asian print, the more I wasn’t sure about the kaleidoscope blocks. I just felt that the balance between the blues and the white weren’t right, so I finally decided to go with the piecing method I have used so many times – that which Eleanor Burns calls the Quick Quarter Quilt. You can see her video on it here. So I started stripping and this is a sneak preview of what it looks like-
This picture really isn’t as vibrant as the actual quilt – the colors are really bright together.
I got almost 2/3 of the top together, and found out I didn’t have enough of the lightest and the medium blue. Thankfully, I remember where I got them, so I’m sure I can go get a bit more. Very frustrating though, because I am trying to finish it quickly so I can get it to Janet the longarm quilter so I will have it all done in time for the upcoming birthday.
So that is what I am doing while I am trying to stay cool. How about you?