Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Random Notions – The Fishbowl Project

Harry went home early today, so I got to work on his quilt.  He hasn’t really seen it yet – he did see a couple of the pictures I took of the blocks from the other day on the computer and he told me he loved the chameleon block- I was so happy to hear that because that is also my favorite block. 

Last night I sat down and tried to figure out what I was going to do with the blocks and how much of what I would need, and what the finally size would be.  I tend to be one of those people who design as I go along – nothing is really planned out in advance.  This is how artistic I get-

(I freely admit I am no Picasso)

So today, I started going through the stash to find the fabric to put the blocks together.  Since Harry loves orange, I went through my substantially large pile of oranges (it is also one of my favorite colors) and found two I really liked with the background fabric I used with the fishbowls.  Of course, I had to go with the brighter orange.  I also needed something to fill in the corners, and I wanted something in a blue-green color.  I found the perfect thing and this is what I now have together-
Here is a closer look at the orange and blue-green-
The blue-green looks a bit washed out here – it is darker than this.

So now, I want to put a one inch border all around before I use the really cool fish border fabric I have for the outside.  I think I want that one inch border to be blue, because blue and orange look so great together.  If I get a chance tomorrow, I will look for that.  I am loving how bright and happy this is turning out!

I have another new project I hope to do in the next few days- my mom gave me an old sewing chair, which I really love- the seat comes off to store stuff in it.  Of course, as soon as I wanted to take pictures, Lhasa had to get into it-

I don’t want to refinish the wood, but I do want to replace the fabric.  While going through some of the old storage tubs, I found this fabulous piece of upholstery material – it was a remnant I was thinking of making a tote bag out of-
This was something that had to be originally very expensive but I picked up the remnant very cheap- and I have enough to recover the chair!  That is something I am really looking forward to!

Got something very cool in the mail today – my college buddy, Chrystal, sent me a proof copy of the book she wrote-
I love the cover – her very talented daughter did that!  To my surprise, Chrystal included me in here dedication- at least, I hope I am the Laura she referenced.  If I’m not, I would prefer she doesn’t tell me – no one has ever done something so nice for me and I would like to continue thinking it was for me!  LOL  If you enjoy authors like Dean Koontz or Stephen King, you should check out this book!  You can find it here.

Okay, I hope to be back soon with a finished fishbowl quilt top!

Have a great and SAFE Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by!

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