It’s another cold day here in Texas, as it is in many parts of our country this winter. We did get snow pellets and ice (more ice than anything) overnight, and awoke to about 1/2″ of ice everywhere. So it’ll be a great day for staying inside and sewing – no errands to do today.
In my last post, I mentioned I was making a quilt for my artist friend. During my last month at the quilt shop, this beautiful panel came in and I kept starring at it, wondering what I could do with it. Then it came to me…for my friend Nanci; perfect for her. Don’t you just love the colors – so bright and beautiful!
Before I started ripping, I decided to first try adding cornerstones, so I pinned a black block with a large flower applique in place (see bottom right hand corner). Yes, I think those cornerstones are just what the quilt needs…but some of these stripes have really got to go!!.
Since snapping the above picture, I decided to reworked the borders by reducing the size of the stripes. Deleting them entirely was too harsh, so I added just a couple stripes back and it looked ok. Just as I was getting ready to snap another picture, my “babies” came trotting in, letting me know it was time to stop sewing – time to feed them and the hungry hubby!! I do believe they have built in timers! So the remaining “additions” will have to wait till tomorrow!
I do hope you stop by and “sit” a spell again; between sewing and gardening there should be something interesting to read! Speaking of gardening, last week I was working in the garden, digging and moving some chive roots and turning the soil over a bit In Texas, this time of year is perfect (or has been in years past) for tilling and turning the gound and for setting out onions and other cold season plants. If we wait too long, spring can get pretty warm so we have to sneak it in while we can. Remind me to tell you next time how much fun it was to dig asparagus roots!