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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lazy days are here again

Three things to be happy about:
(1) padded envelopes
(2) learning a new exercise
(3) Spring

Spring is just around the corner, what does Punxsutawney Phil know, anyhow?

I'm in my lazy stage again!

Remember this string quilt that I was puzzling over ... add a border, don't add a border, what kind of border ...

Thanks everyone for your input!

I grabbed some light colored strings - not necessarily neutral, but lighter than darkish medium - and made a few of these ...

... which I cut into these 3-1/2 x 8-1/2" strips, to test as a border.

I tried out a few and I admit I wasn't too impressed at first.

I was thinking if I went that route I'd need to add a narrow inner border to separate the main quilt from the 3" border strips ...

But now, looking at it through the camera's lens from a different angle ... it doesn't look half bad!

Maybe I'll make enough string units to finish up that left side and a few for the top, and see what it looks like.

Decisions, decisions ...

Sew forth and sew on

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

Here we are in March already!  Mr. Groundhog doesn't know everything, does he??

I'm sharing more photos from the quilt show last week.  It was such a nice show that I wish I could bundle up the entire thing in my arms and share it with you!

Hexies, anyone?  I'm not a hexie person but I can appreciate the skill that went into these...
What would a quilt show be without Baltimore album quilts...
Making a statement ...
The label reads: "Only when the LAST TREE HAS DIED and the LAST RIVER BEEN 
POISONED and the LAST FISH BEEN CAUGHT will we realize 
WE CANNOT EAT MONEY - Native American saying

I love the background texture on this one ...
And the back has a pleasant surprise:
Diva and ... diva?
This one is a favorite, I love scrappy...
... and houses, of course!
Quilted phrases ... "liar liar, pants on fire!"
ABC challenge - I can relate to this one... 

A member of my guild, Adrienne R., made this one!

These were fascinating - leather!

Is that enough for now?  Yeah!  Sew forth and sew on...