Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Next UFO

I was able to get the blocks sewn together last weekend along with the backing fabric (found in stash) and picked up some white batting after work yesterday.  Sandwiched last night, smoothing and pinning today...

Photo was taken without overhead lights, just the light from the window... I like that better.  Definitely shows where the smoothing needs to happen...

Happy Saturday!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Break: Almost Over

It's been a good week with a lot of relaxin' and unwindin' going on.  Spending time with DD and family at the beach was lovely and just what I needed.   I did a table centerpiece for them using shells the grandgirls had brought me and added a few that I had picked up this week.

I was able to finish a second dish cloth one rainy evening while we watched television.

Before I left to drive home, I also insisted on a photo op with my SIL and his new wall hanging.

Not thrilled about going back to work on Monday but... I will be relaxed and refreshed for the sprint to the finish (aka:  the end of the school year).

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Break

Thankfully, this week is Spring Break for me as well as for my DD and grandgirls so we are all at the beach to relax!

We spent the afternoon actually on the beach yesterday afternoon... where the girls played in the sand and even went in the ocean.  My daughter and I looked for shells...  and my SIL got in a nap.

I also had some time to crochet a wash/dish cloth and... as promised, Shelia... here it is!

I'm slowly relaxing... very slowly.  Feels good....

Sunday, April 5, 2015

New Project: A Finish

I have to say that finishing up a wall hanging goes a lot faster than a quilt!   Sandwiching/pinning went smoothly as did the quilting.   Using blue painter's tape I marked lines to sew...

I used a grayed variegated thread (has soft yellows, blues, pinks, & gray and blended well, I thought) for the radiating lines and a dark green to outline the cross (stitch in the ditch).

The backing is leftover batik from the last quilt I finished and I did the corner-pockets thing to hold the sawed-off yard stick that will serve as a hanger.

The wall hanging is 21.5" wide and 42.5" long.

This quilt has taken on a life of its own.  The colors change with the available light, whether natural or artificial.... and as you look at it from different angles.  It's definitely greater than the sum of the parts.

I will give this to my son-in-law Jason on Easter Sunday.