Monday, October 16, 2006

Ah yes, quilting

Quilting. Funny thing about that. I haven't done any. ANY. 'til yesterday, that is. Jeri sent Mrs. Napolitano's quilt back in record time, it arrived Friday. I had the binding cut already, so yesterday I attached it, and last night and today I sewed it down. I need to get a label on, and this one's for the record books. It IS square, I'm just unable to hold a camera level, and too lazy to mess much with the photo manipulation software to pull it into shape.)

Woohoo! Let me go fix that sidebar!

Here's a couple of my favourite blocks. I shouldn't really call them that, most of them are wonderful, and all of them are special. I hope she sees the effort these kids (and adults too) put in.

I don't think I've ever made a Basketweave / Rail Fence quilt before. I've seen way too many unfortunate swastika results, and the stairstep layout does nothing for me either. Maybe it's the matchy-poo that this block brings out in some people. "Let's see how perfect a 5 step dusty rose gradiation I can come up with!" Thanks, but no. The scrappy, though, loses that effect, and I'm more than happy to NOT have it. Scrappy may not be for everyone, but it's sure for me!

Oh, and today's Tourism Ad. Enjoy another shot of Dead Creek, after a windy Sunday that took down a lot of leaves here in the Champlain Valley. There's still plenty of colour left, but I do think we're now officially "past peak."


Jeri said...

It is a lovely quilt - I had a blast "reading" all the blocks. Kids are so funny! :)

Karen said...

Oh that came out fantastic! Ya done good, both of you!

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt! The comments and drawings are wonderful.

Your leaves didn't stay long.