Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just pondering

As I sit here in Durango CO, far away from my sewing room in the Poulsbo, WA., my thoughts are trying to work out how to do borders for this quilt hanging on the design wall. 

It isn't very large right now so I am thinking that a small border then some red nine patches would help enlarge it enough. Now, what color should that border be? White, blue, red, black?  Hmmmm.....

This picture is blurry but thought I would see what the nine patches would look like.  I had the same problem with the last quilt top too. I had better stop putting these away before finishing as my UFO pile will grow too much. Can't help myself though. I have so many projects lined up to do that there never seems to be enough time to get to them. Also with having the house up for sale, I moved the sewing room into the smaller room and it is a little tight. I just need patience I guess. 

Thought I'd leave you with a picture of my little ones!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The sun has arrived!

We just returned from a trip to California and this was the view from the airplane as we flew by.  We ended up coming home in a wind storm and the power went out shortly after we got home. Pizza and a movie played on the laptop was the name of the game that night.  

As far as quilting goes, there has been very little. I miss being in the playroom but on the plus side, we are getting interested buyers coming through the house again. 

So, I am going to show a few pictures I took in Carmel by the sea. We stopped here and had a great lunch. It is a small place but everyone was friendly and the food was good.  Carmel beach

And lastly, my father in law had this in his possession. It is a scarab amulet which I only know as we googled it! 

Till next time!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

It's a start!

After getting most of my UFO projects finished, I needed some inspiration. A trip to two local quilt shops, a little shopping for the stash and off I went. Funny thing is that I didn't use anything that I got new. How quirky is that? I know there is a name for this block but can't remember it at the moment. How does Homestead Quilt sound?