Friday, April 25, 2008

Off to a Good Start

My weekend has started off in a very nice, quilty way. I took Friday off and just stayed home and sewed. It was drizzly and cold here (40's F), so a great day to stay inside. And I'm very happy that my daughter gave me her "reject" digital camera, so I now have a working one again. Life is good.

I got borders put on my Tonya Summer 08 quilt. I had intended to use a bright pink instead of that purple. I think the purple is too dark. Or it should trade places with the blue. Right now I don't want to think about it, so it'll sit and marinate for a while.

I put together this crumb-blocks top. Each row (except one, I think) has at least one block with a fingerspelled letter in it. I like how this turned out (I especially like the plain blocks that are from world map fabric) and like that it's a little larger than average (50" x 68"), so I'm contemplating where to donate this one. I think it'll stay in North America because that's where American Sign Language is used. Someone who gets this quilt might even be a sign user. I'm trying to decide if I want to go to the effort to make sure that happens, or if I should just take my chances.

I made these two star blocks for Leslie at the Sunshine group.

And now I'm working on a quilt for Home of the Brave. I agreed to assemble the quilt top for the coordinator who is a member of my guild.

It is sort of my "obligation" sewing weekend.. trying to finish blocks and other projects that I need to donate here and there or give as gifts. Tomorrow I'll have to face reality and do some housework, but for now I'm loving the sewing time.


Joyce said...

I totally love your Tonya Summer quilt. I like the idea of sign language being included.

Clare said...

I love the crumb blocks top. The background fabric is great.

Christina said...

I too really like the words quilt. Sometimes words on quilts feel overwhelming but yours have enough space between them to be visually appealing.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Carol, did your Carol quilt get bordered and finished? Finish this one up - it's lots of fun.