Sunday, April 10, 2011
Our guilds mystery quilt!
A batique in a very dark teal blue, the medium was a swirling mixture greens, blues and a tinge of black, I picked up a sea foam green for the light but under my Ott light at home the colour was off, so back to the store (thank goodness I work 3 minutes from Joanns in Santa Monica), I picked up a shade darker green. Now it might not look like much from afar, but each block had 49 pieces yes that is not a typo but rather 49 separate little pieces some as small as 1.5 inches. I was so happy with the fabric that I cut, sewed, ironed, sewed some more and worked very diligently. Carnell was out of town for two nights so I was unhampered by wifely duties and was able to complete the top in less than two weeks. I have a nice piece of fabric in my stash that will complete the quilt and I will use it in my living room as a throw for the love sofa.
Each time I make a quilt I learn something new and I life to master those skills - my friend Clara and I went to Anaheim last weekend and I picked up the fabric to make a quilt for our California King bed a nice Robert Kauffman that was only 2.99 a yarn it has blues and browns, a great brown tonal and a solid light Wedgwood blue. I am very excited about my new project! Which is one of many :) I am already in sewing withdrawal here in Virginia and have made two knitted dishcloths between family card playing, food and going to my husband's family church this morning.
I need to get out and try and get some pictures of the beautiful spring flowers here - they are outstanding.