Today is one of those grey days that make you wonder if spring is really on the way.
I, so badly, needed to see these blooms, my evidence of spring, that I brazenly walked into someone's yard and snapped the pictures. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous, not in the best part of town either. But I was rewarded with beauty and then the discovery that it was an abandoned house anyway.
I have been working away on old projects, trying to get some done to justify any damage that I may do in the vendor section of the Dallas Quilt Show next weekend. I have often heard that 'at quilt shows, fashion stops at the knees', be comfy, and I always am.
O. went on her first hunt this week, and while the fella supplied all of the camo-fashion attire to stay warm, I don't think that it occurred to him, the mud boots that he would encounter. Let's just say that in girl world, camo-fashion stops at the knees.
I was quick to get a throw quilt quilted and binding on, with the intention of tackling another. After a quick wash to see how my quilting really looked, I couldn't help but to snuggle down in it with this wonderful love story and a nice cup of tea in a new mug.
The quilt is a blended quilt of various fabrics. The center started out with 16 - 6 1/2" blocks cut from one fabric. Each block was then bordered with (2) - 1 1/2" strips of various scraps on each side and a four-patch made of 1 1/2" squares in the corners. Then it kinda grew in a medallion fashion as I added borders, pieces and strips to get the cozy size I wanted. Really......... it looks best crumpled up like this. I love the fabrics, I love that they are blended and kind of morph into one another, but to see it just flat and head-on, it's a bit heavy on the busy floral, and not enough of a block pattern to rest the eye. It was the perfect project to play around with some big loose meandering quilting. It is comfort. It is done.