I had 3 sets of blocks on my little design wall. Some were all dark, some all light, some diagonally half light/half dark, and some darks and lights across from each other in the block. I had sewn those groups to use for a demo at a guild program I did in May. I decided to try all 3 types of blocks together and see if they would play well together. I think this might be interesting but I really won’t know until I sew a bunch more blocks and transfer this to a larger design wall. I don’t design my quilts in a computer program because if I knew what it was going to look like, I wouldn’t need to actually make it. For me the thrill is seeing the patterns emerge on the design wall.
I stayed inside all day yesterday. It never got out of the 50s and turned cold again by evening. I had to empty the dehumidifiers and put them away for the season. There were a few other maintenence jobs and then I worked on the pillowcase kits for Monday’s church sew in. I have 20 kits ready now. Today my cousin and his wife are in the area and are stopping by to see me and then going to see Dad.
I finished the last side of the binding and sewed down the hanging sleeve last night on Prismatic Garden 13. This has been my best selling series over the years. I will have 3 from the series in my show in NC.
I was hoping I would have time to finish this newest colorwash for the show too. Since I changed my shipping date from Thursday to Monday I put the extra days to good use. I got it quilted last night. Today I hope I find a binding I like right away. I have embroidery club in the afternoon and computer club tonight so I need to get a lot done in the morning. I made 3 more mug rugs with African fabric but didn’t get their bindings done. I will show them tomorrow.
>Here is another of my antique Valentine postcards. They are so different from today’s cards. This is a repeat that I showed last year when I showed a series of heart quilts in February. If you are interested in its construction, click on Prismatic Garden on the Label list on the right side of the blog and it will take you to the whole series I have made as well as some in progress pictures of some.
It’s just another day for me, cleaning the house for the company on Monday, continuing to make blocks for my next project. We got a coating of snow last night which should melt today. Hurray, no shoveling!
>I hadn’t sewn the last side of the label down in the picture yesterday so I decided to see if I had a piece of light colored fabric with wonder under already on it and if I did I would insert it under the label to cut down the show through of the backing and seam allowances. Luckily I did find a piece because I probably wouldn’t have fixed it if I had to start from scratch. I’m happier with it now. I really love the Prismatic Garden 12: Heart and I’m going to wait one more day to mail it out. I’m still trying to get a picture that is perfectly square.
The only one in the Prismatic Garden series that I have been hesitant about is the one below. I don’t usually add borders to them and on this one I did. It has been waiting 4 or 5 years to be finished. Boy, time flies when you are having fun! I have had a hard time deciding which way is up on it but I think this is the way I like it, if I like it at all. Decision time: is this one going to get finished this year??