Monday, January 10, 2011
Sorry, central Florida. I wanted to grill tonight, so I brought on the rain. Nice though, isn't it? We've been dry. I love rain and storms. Tropical storms are my favorite, and we're kind of tropical here. And you can bet I'll be out there grilling in the downpour. I'll try to dodge the lightening.
I put a palm border on my little Florida mini quilt. Time to quilt it now. Saturday is Sew Day for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, so I'm gathering projects to work on.
The talented Sarah from House of Krom is having a Free Piecing Study. The first block was this fun Mondo Bird. I didn't quite get the beak pointy enough or get the proportions correct, but it is free piecing, right? I sure enjoyed the process and seeing all the other Mondo bird interpretations. My block measures about 8" x 12". I might try a flock of mini blocks using this technique. Next up is a log cabin house, which is right up my house alley! I love blogland.
I watched "Inception" this weekend and got this 1930s repro quilt bound. When the sun comes back out and it dries up, I'll get a full shot. I made this top in 2008, but it hung around in my tub o' tops until late last year. Eagle Mountain Quilting did the lovely quilting.
Apparently I was going to use it as a tablecloth. I forgot all about that. It fits my kitchen table perfectly. Oh well, it's a quilt now. I love looking at all the cute prints on those 1930s reproduction fabrics. I think we quilters should get food manufacturers back to using feed sacks. Free fabric with bags of flour, sugar, grits, pet food, etc. Wouldn't that be fun? I could just see all of us sorting through the merchandise looking for the prints we liked! Maybe that's why they stopped selling food in fabric bags.
Look at this NYC selvage quilt. My selvage buddy, Dotty has spoiled me again. She's so creative with these selvages. A true artiste. Speaking of being spoiled, my friend Yumi from Japan sent me a lovely package. More on that later.