Just one way to spend a weekend. Before the hike we had a bbq & after the hike we swam in the lake.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Oh course you do - 4 charm packs.
This tale is the birth story of a quilt. (or 3)
So I have liked Spider Web quilts since they got popular on flickr - 3 maybe 4 years by now.
But I wasn't thrilled with the various construction methods.
They I saw the Wacky Web on Missouri Star's youtube & that resonated with me.
So I got their starter pack with an extra pack of the papers - I wanted a king size quilt & did not want to run out of papers. (I needn't have worried.)
& I started my green spider web & loved every minute of piecing the triangles. I'm liking the assembly as a whole a little less, but... It's partially pieced as I type.
But I had cut too many strips for it, not a couple too many a 1/4 of a quilt too many!
I also had (have) a lot of unused triangles.
So I started to shop for backgrounds. I wanted to go super scrappy - but not trite aka white background.
I chose a print by Anna Maria Horner & almost immediately abandoned the super scrappy, now I am building more or less an ode to Anna Maria Horner - I've included other prints that "go with" the main print...
That left me with the pile of green/blue & by now a bit of everything strips for yet another spider web. (If it was worth doing once, why not do it 3 times?)
So I went back to an idea that I played with when deciding to go super scrappy & yet not trite. Scrappy solids.
I dutifully asked my husband when I purchased the large piece if 4 charm packs would be o.k. - I don't recall, he may have been non-committal.
At any rate, when an online purveyor of fabric sent me a coupon, I looked to see if they had an Kona charm packs for this project & they did so I got some. :o)
Now I have to keep the colors together, so that I get a blue star & a green star, etc. whether or not I try to arrange them into a rainbow at the end of the block piecing remains to be seen. (I doubt it.)
I also have some pretty great internet friends.
Thanks for reading.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Probably flying into Las Vegas - willing to drive @ 5 hours per day to get to a destination.
We are active adults travelling with a 5.5 year old - so no long hikes & no camping.
Any advice? Must see/do things? Places to stay/eat?
Right now we have narrowed our list down to:
Zion National Park
Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim)
Bryce Canyon National Park
Arches National Park
Death Valley National Park
We have a National Parks pass & so would prefer to visit National Parks.
Any advice on how long to stay in each area? (I know you can stay in 1 park for a week, but we are probably more interested in seeing the vistas as a whole.)
Where would you stay in Las Vegas?
Thank in advance for any input.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
I'd like a fat quarter, but can probably get away with a fat eighth or several 5 inch charms.
If you know of a store that has it for sale, I am willing to buy.
Friday, June 07, 2013
So on flickr, someone asked for selvages. I used to send them to someone else, but she is no longer using them, so my pile of selvages sat. I thought about putting them in the pet bed filler bag, but...
So I sent the selvages. In return she sent me some brilliant scraps & this little quilt that uses selvages.