My third son and fourth daughter competed in a karate tournament today. They both did very well. Here is a silly shot of all from their dojo (place of learning) that went with their sensei on the left:
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Ivy finished her quilt this AM! I didn't find out until last night when she came to finish the quilting that her sister's baby shower is tomorrow! Flip into fast forward. We put the binding on last night and I showed her how to hand sew it to the back. Maybe if you've been quilting a while you will remember how awkward and slow you were when you first started doing that yourself. She was a trooper though and worked through. She same over this afternoon so we could both work on it to finish it up. It's in the washer now.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
This font is supposed to be orange! Here are sticks 5, 6, and 7. The top is complete...on to the quilting!
I wonder how well this font color will show up? In case you haven't noticed, I match my font color to the item I'm blogging about. There isn't a color on blogger for this quilt.
This probably should be on my secret blog, but the one for whom I'm making it does not have internet and probably doesn't know I have a blog, so I'm fairly certain it shall remain a surprise.
One night I asked the mother-to-be what type of quilt she'd like me to make her. I usually (ok--never) ask. I just make something and give it. For some odd reason I felt compelled to ask this time. She said something modern (yes, my heart nearly stopped) in bright pinks and bright oranges (yes, the ticker skipped a few at this comment). I tried to act natural, like I made bright pink and orange modern quilts all. the. time. Inside, I was thinking "What in the world? How does one make a modern quilt? Who would want a bright pink and orange quilt?"
Well, I recovered and planned, and here's what I have so far. My intention is to make this random...like pick-up sticks of various widths were dropped onto a white-on-white floor. Here are pictures stick by stick:
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I finished the first batch of the selvage Christmas tree ornaments. Now I'm wondering what to do with them! I would like to sell some to support my habit (of quilting, that is).
Here are six of them: