I don't where the time went but it has been a very long time since I sat down to write on my blog! Between family, two July quilt shows, and a computer upgrade that left me without my main computer for 3 weeks, I am ready to go back to my quiet life!! It's been hot here in Maine (I know it is far worse in other parts of the country so I won't complain too loudly!) and since my sewing room is on the second floor, it's been too hot to work there. Really should invest in an air conditioner!! So, I looked for things to do downstairs where it is quite a bit cooler! I decided to pin-baste three quilts on my dining room table so I will always have projects in process to pick up in the evenings. First up is a Basket quilt from an older Jo Morton club. Her baskets were turned every which way but I just could not do that so mine are all headed in the same direction! The blocks are 4".....think I will do my usual machine quilting in the ditch and then add hand-quilting.
This is one of the flowers in bloom around here now.....Tansy! Took a loverly photo of some Goldenrod too but the photo would not rotate so will save that for another time! I love Goldenrod and let it grow wherever it shows up! Same for New England Fall Asters! And now I leave the Milkweed since I learned the Monarch butterflies feed from it. One year we had a chrysalis on a milkweed plant that we watched until the Monarch emerged......my little granddaughter Khaila was enthralled with it!
This too-dark photo is a 9-patch quilt I made with "Comfort" fabric from Moda's "Collection for a Cause" fabric line. The only thing that resembles the project sheet is the border (I'll try to get a better photo later!). Used 180 different fabrics in the 90 blocks.....way scrappier than the original and I like it better! The original setting fabric was light with tiny red figures (maybe dots) but I like my dark selection better......
One of my new fabrics just arrived in the shop......."Ohio Star" from Blue Hill Fabrics.....I Love this Swag design from around 1850's I think. Wonderful for borders....comes in two other colorways but I believe this is the document colorway.
Here are a few shots of my booth at Maine Quilts 2012! Each of those little crates holds about 30 half yard cuts and there were over 40 of them.....that's over 1200 half yards to choose from!