Friday, August 12, 2011

Pinwheels in the Park

I tried to take photos outside again, but Texas and its wind was vexing me immediately. Kerri is making this quilt and asked if anyone wanted to quilt along. I kind of got ahead of her schedule, but this is probably where I'll get behind anyway, so it's good I worked ahead.
I started with Riley Blake's Love Birds and took my color palette from there. The rest are things from a variety of different lines. I actually have the back made. Now just for the quilting and the binding. Let's hope I can keep this roll going! (And then I need to get back to my farmer's wife blocks, which I am woefully behind on.)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sigh . . .

I have been working on this quilt for at least 7 or 8 years. It is one of those long-term projects for someday finishing. There are 64 appliqued sunflowers. A couple of weeks ago, I had finished all the blocks! I laid it all out, and found that I was missing one. Did I only make 63, or did I lose it? Who knows. So I had decided to make one more.
So I sewed them all in rows so that when I finished the one more, I could just stitch it on and be ready to go. Then I found this one day.
And this. And this.
So I guess I'll be making four more instead of one. Maybe it's five. I don't know. Now it will probably take another year, because I don't even want to look at it. Ah, children who are trying to help. He was so proud of himself, because he "made" my quilt. No, buddy, you kind of UNmade it. Truly, I'm surprised this hasn't happened before now with all the kids I have running around here. Good thing I enjoy the process, right?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Kaleidoscope finished!!!!

ETA: I guess I misunderstood. I was OVER the wire. The FQs were already given away. But I actually finished this, and that is a prize in and of itself.
And just under the wire too! Elizabeth had an incentive to finish by today -- some lovely FQs. I wasn't sure it was going to happen, but lo, and behold. Here it is.
I had it laying on the floor last week, and my husband looked at it and said, "It looks like a kaleidoscope." I asked if he was mocking me, because, you know, husbands do that sometimes. "Did you know that's what it was called?" He said he didn't. So . . . mission accomplished. My pieced (scrounged up) back. It has some scrunchy, puckering issues, because I have some technical difficulties with machines right now. I think once I wash it, it will be just fine. Crossing fingers. Cuz I'm not undoing it. I still have 79 projects on deck. Onward! It's in the washing machine now. So I can snuggle it later. Maybe. It IS 106 outside right now. Which is actually 4 degrees cooler than usual around here. ;)
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you finish something this month! We're just at the beginning!