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The only sewing I've had time for is altering my DGD's Easter dress. She is not officially taller than I am:-(. I'm shrinking and she is growing.
Hope to carve out some time in my sewing room this week. My work project will be over in a couple weeks. I'm looking forward to that.
The latest Art Deco block that I've finished.
I'm busy prepping the next 2 blocks so I have something to do on our next road trip. :-)
Your quilt is going to be so calm and dignified. I love the look of each block. Will there be sashing in the finished quilt?
Mine is going to be so .... rowdy. Boisterous. Rambunctious.
A side story for a moment: DD was here on Sunday and so was her dearest childhood buddy who now lives in Alberta, Canada. Jana was in town visiting her mother and brother. Jana and DD were best friends from the time they were nine years old until they graduated from high school and went off to different colleges and took very different paths ... one went into engineering and one was an English major. Jana has married three times and had four children, DD has remained single and childless. But when they get together every five or six years they laugh and chatter just like they were youngsters again.
So DD and Jana were gabbing about this and that and Jana asks me "What quilt are you making now?"and DD says "You won't believe the colors she is using" and they trot off to my sewing room.
Both of them agree that the quilt is too bright and it is difficult to look at. DD says I will need to tone it down with some tea-dyeing or something like that once I get it finished. And then DD took Jana off to the garage to see my bead-making set up and the subject of this gaudy quilt was forgotten.
I think this photo makes it look like it is beginning to take the shape of a quilt that could eat Ohio, eh? (Jana has lived in Canada for over 20 years and she's talking like a Canadian.)
Will there be sashing in the finished quilt?
The plan right now is for no sashing. Each block is on a black background. The appliqued designs do not go right to the edge. When all the blocks are butted up to each other, it will (should, I hope) look like it is one ginormous black background with these appliques arranged in a grid fashion. Think kinda like a Baltimore Album quilt.
Your quilt is going to provide a bright spot of concentrated sunshine on your gloomy winter days! Tea dyeing would certainly tone it down, but I'm not sure it would be as attractive.
Judy your quilt is my favorite color. It's a real beauty. My Mom made a nylon jacket that color for me when I was about ten years old and all of my friends wanted one like it. I think mom just wanted to make sure a train didn't hit me when I crossed the railroad tracks on the way to school.
Right now I am making a Double Wedding Ring quilt for my brother Vince and his wife Lisa. Their kids are giving them a party for their 50th Anniversary in June. All of the parts are done and sewed in columns. I just have to sew the two halves together. It is 94 X 110. It's been a lot of work. It's a batik kit I bought about 8 years ago and it was laser cut with marks on the curves. That helped for easier matching. I would hate to cut all of those pieces.
I' be looking for a picture of your hot strip quilt.
Pre-cut kits are a marvelous idea, aren't they??
I think the entrepreneurs who have the gumption to go into business and sell well-done kits deserve pats on their backs for making life better for those of us who don't want to cut but who prefer to just sew.
Oh, no--not too bright at all. It is cheery and colorful. Certainly a bright spot and would look great draped over your white sofa.
When I read about the coat your mom made for you, I thought about the Dolly Parton song--Coat of many colors. Now it is stuck in my head. Your DWR sounds wonderful. Looking forward to pictures.
I never thought the day would come when those two youngsters would think I was being too flamboyant but apparently it has. Jana did go ga-ga over my polymer clay jewelry though so I still love her to pieces.
(She has always been a more cheerful and optimistic person than my DD .... why else would she get married three times?)