It has been a hectic week and I can honestly say that I am happy that Friday is here. Not much sewing going on this week, but I did take a field trip to Jinny Beyer's Studio in Great Falls, VA. The area has a lot of artists and there was a studio hop going on. Jinny's shop was busy and she was cutting fabric and trying to greet visitors. I did buy some fabric, mostly jewel tones, (sorry no picture) caught up a little with Jinny while she cut my fabric. It was a pretty day.
I made 2 more blocks for the Farmer's Wife Quilt Sampler. And I am enjoying this exercise. It is requiring me to think before I cut, and to think before I sew. I am getting a little better in trying to be more precise in the piecing of these blocks. The fabrics that I am using are so wonderful, that I want to do them justice by making good blocks. Not perfect, cause I am not, but nice. Fall has finally arrived and I am enjoying the change.
Here are pictures of blocks #9 and #12. I hope to get some sewing in this weekend, so I may have more to share later.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
After surviving one of the rainiest and soggiest couple of weeks that I can recall in a long time, I had no choice but to stay in and work on quilt projects. Good thing too...I completed the African snowball quilt top. I opted to put on 2 borders with the outside border only on the sides. I really like that border fabric but I thought it would overwhelm the other fabrics if I were to put it on the sides and the top and bottom I have a backing picked out and hope to get this quilted over the next couple of weeks. I also completed 4 blocks for the Farmers' Wife sampler. I now have 10 completed and I only have 101 more to make. This is my side project and I am enjoying it. I am making the blocks with various shades of the Daiwabo taupes. I think fall is on the way and I am looking forward to it. Happy quilting. Sorry for the quality of the pics -- lighting was not the best.