Thursday, October 7, 2010

Clouds to die for....

These are clouds that if you saw them in a painting, you would think the painter did not paint them realistically. Yet here they are.....we could not stop looking. I was sorry I didn't have an interesting foreground, however maybe it is for the best since it sort of forces you to look at them.
By the way, they are straight out of the camera, other than being scaled down in size. I think you would enjoy them if you clicked and enlarged them....the sky/clouds are amazing.
I am coming right along on the quilting of the quilt top I showed in my previous post. Maybe the quilting will be finished by this time tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, we are supposed to get our Rav4 back then. Hopefully all will be as good as new.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Showing earlier than I planned....

Isn't this wild? It is going to be a new quilt for is Olivia, the TV cartoon pig. I saw her before Lorelei had arrived and thought well who in the world would like that cartoon. The answer is Lorelei. She loves her...along with a bunch of others. I have had the top made for a week or two. I had the 'blocks' made for a few days before finding that wild fabric to use as sashing and border.

I use the term block loosely here...the pictures of Olivia are just printed on the fabric. Not applique or anything hard. They came framed in pink and red, but I cut that off to cut them all the same size, then used a black and white print to frame each picture. They sat for a while...I went through my material and could not find anything I liked to use between the blocks.

I happened to go for a drive one of those rambling drives with no destination in mind. I ended up north of Paris, Illinois, on Route 1 a couple miles north of Lori's Pins & Needles, one of the best quilt shops around. She always has the best selection of fabric around. So, I thought since I was over there I would stop and look for sashing material. I had something entirely different in mind, but she had everything but what I wanted. She had fabrics from the line of fabrics I wanted, but not the particular fabric I had had in mind.

Then I saw the red/chartreuse fabric and it called my, it shouted my name...saying 'Here I am! Here I am!' I could not resist it. I thought I might get home and not like it, but when I laid the blocks on top of it leaving 3 or 4 inches between, I still liked it. I hollered for Roger to come look and see what he thought. He loved it as much as me. So, I stuck with it.

I made the backing the other day...I am using bleached muslin for the first time ever in my life. Well, the bleached part...I have used plain muslin before. Anyway, yesterday I got it all stretched and layered and pin basted, my machine is set up to free motion quilt...yet I have not totally made up my mind about how I am going to quilt it nor the thread I want to use. About the time I think I have decided, I have second thoughts.

I am hoping to get it quilted in the next day or so...since we will be headed over there this weekend sometime.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Gotta show these....

Lorelei's dad had a couple days is apparent in these photos that both Lorelei and Otto are happy. BTW, that is a fort built out of cushions that Lorelei is in. She must have captured her dad.
Can you just feel the love here?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Starring Bright Eyes


"Her blue period"

And here is the latest little video...Dancing feet at the piano...enjoy!

I have been very preoccupied with family things. My blogging will be very off/on, especially after the next week. I will probably line up a bunch of photos for my other blog....and maybe blog every now and then on here.