Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's just not working

I brought along this hand piecing project and have 3 squares done. 
But the gold just doesn't work for me, especially with the slate blue below.
 The alternate squares are just going to be a light lakehouse fabric with a shiney dot. 
So I wondered about putting the light fabric in the joining squares.
 Then I decided it needed something that would "pop" so I chose a cheddar piece.
 I's just not working for me.  What do you think.
I went to Sew Smart in Wausau today.  They had this cute display of toy machines.  Wish I could have been able to get a better picture.  It was fun to examine.

Back to the real reason I am here.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ironic to say the least

Not much quilting around here as I am on an 18 - month leave of absence from my regular life.  BUT, I love this quilt in inside the back cover of June/July Quilter's Newsletter.  It is called 'Life in the City' by Sheila Frampton-Cooper of Van Nuys, California. 

Isn't it fabulous?  I love how she used striped fabric to make many of the stripes.  It is just a wonderful color explosion.

I am hand quilting some evenings and have finished three 12" blocks  out of 32 on point alternating blocks.  This is going to take a while but my evening time is usually free so I'm content to take it slow and steady.

There are very few quilt shops where I am in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  We finally found one today and when I went inside I found that it is going out-of-business soon.  Everything is 30% off.  Wouldn't you know it, a whole store 30% off and I'm not here to think of quilting.