My excuse du jour for not quilting... Rhapsody & RB sitting on my lap (love those kitty PJ's - I have another pair of kitty PJ's - with a purple background) BTW I am laying on the bed and that shiny thing in the right hand corner - that is the refrigerator.) aren't they cute. How could I make them move?
I did however get some quilting done. All but cutting the nuetral strips, I did this top all on Sunday. Whould you add more leaves? (The are from a piece of fabric and are leaf skeletons, mostly gold skeletons, some are black on the orange. I know this fabric also came in other autumn colors - I wish I got them too!) The basis of the quilt was a pattern called October & was a fat quarter pattern. I however used my fat quarters to first make 12.5 inch squares, so this was made from the leftovers. The original also ended up with bigger "blocks", mine were small & had a lot of left-overs, hence the outer border. Tonya just shared some quilting on her most recent quilt, I used the same orange on this quilt, but it is not obvious because I used a lot of my left over oranges & yellows to make a 2 inch squares scrappy inner border. The original pattern did not have a border at all...
That orange should be more prominently displayed in my orange bulls-eye flowers quilt. (Which I got glued to the background squares last night.)
Planning - or lack there of.... My plan was to switch over to the orange thread once my white thread/bobbin ran out. When it finally ran out yesterday, I was knee deep into sewing the strips for the above quilt together that I could not stop. So I wound one orange bobbin and one green bobbin and the rest white then proceeded to rethread the white so that I could continue on with this project. :o)
I can now switch thread and bobbins and start to sew down my bulls-eye flowers! Yes, it is an April Project Spectrum quilt, but I want to finish it & in my defense, it will have green leaves!
Green in the May Project Spectrum color!
I will post a Green quilt tomorrow... (I still have to "find" a green project for May - besides my green postcard for swap portion of Project Spectrum!)