Monday, April 17, 2017

Another Angle

Another Angle
Here's a quilt of many colors that I worked on back in February.  

Using lots of scraps, I cut triangles and set them in rows alternated with a medium turquoise small print. 

Experimenting with placement on my design wall was fun but it took a while to decide on the final layout. Diagonal quilting in a dark turquoise thread accentuates the triangle pattern. The final 40” x 49” size is good for a wall hanging or picnic blanket.

It's a good thing I have been using up scraps, because I got fabric gift certificates, coupons and discounts for my birthday. Let the shopping and ordering begin!


In life, we all come with baggage.
Mine's just full of fabric!

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Day Worth Living

What will you do today? Make choices so that you can look back and say that this was a day worth living.

Share a smile or a hug.
Be productive.
Express gratitude.
Get some fresh air and sunshine.
Move: walk, run, stretch.
Learn or do something new.
Pamper yourself.
Make time to just be.
Laugh and have fun.
Enjoy eating great food.
Compliment someone.
Seek beauty in the ordinary.
Be in the moment.
Find adventure.

These are a few suggestions for your consideration, however, please choose your own.

We are not here to live out
someone else's idea
of a satisfying life.”


Monday, April 3, 2017

Tomato Soup & Crackers

Tomato Soup & Crackers
It seems that I may be on a food theme for naming quilts this year. I've used the tomato colored fabric again, this time for a 45" square lap quilt.

I finished this one back in February, using 4” blocks set on point. The neutral tan and beige fabrics were mostly scraps from other projects, with a few new solids tossed in. The back is one red/beige block surrounded by cream strips.  Machine quilting is free motion twists.  This one is currently displayed on the wall in our living room.

Tomato soup sounds good for this week, since it may be chilly. It's comfort food that I remember from childhood. I think we just had red bud winter with dogwood winter not far behind. In Tennessee, these mini-winters usually start in late March or early April, and only last a couple of days.  I believe they're coming earlier this year.

Strawberry Winter: late March
Redbud Winter: early April
Dogwood Winter: late April
Locust Winter: early May
Blackberry Winter: mid May
Britches Winter: late May
(after this one you can wear cotton britches)

☀ 
If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature,
there's something wrong with you...