Monday, October 2, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Twenty Years Ago

I did all the prep for this quilt by Linda Brannock.  And I appliqued four centers.  And then it got put aside until today.  You can see that I am not taking my color cues from Linda.  I've got vibrant greens, yellows, oranges, and browns from light to very dark.  Hers is called Homespun Prairie.  Mine is Prairie Sunflowers.

A small sampling of the blocks; these are the eight I have the centers done.

Each time I start a new project, I start an index card, noting the name, design source (me or someone else), dates worked on, etc.  Here's the one for this quilt in progress.  (Bet you wondered how I knew this was 20 years old!)

I also noted the four centers I appliqued today on the back of the card.  When the quilt is finished (hopefully before another 20 years pass!), I will add the end date and the finished size.

It was quite a treat to see fabrics from 20 years ago; 25 greens, 25 oranges/yellows, and 25 browns.  75 different fabrics so far!  I now have this out where I can see it more frequently, so perhaps I will be more apt to work on it.  I also have the setting and backing fabrics in the bag with the book, pattern pieces, etc.  Luckily this is not one of the projects I started long ago and now no longer like!

Happy October, everyone!


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Please Read This

A long-time admirer of Susan Branch, I am always thrilled when there is a new blog post.  Her artwork is beautiful, as is her photography and general life philosophy.  I stopped in today and was fascinated by her post.  You can access it here Susan Branch.  

Lots of food for thought, interspersed with grace and beauty.  Check it out!


P.S.  There are still a few places left in my Care and Feeding of Your Featherweight class on Saturday, September 30, 10:30-2:30, at Patchwork Plus in Marcellus.  For more information or to register, call 315-673-2208.  Your machine will thank you!