Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Due to technical difficulties yesterday I could not make the promised second post. Blogger was having issues when I was making my attempt. There seems to be a specific time of day in this part of the world when the system is overloaded or something. Anyway, here we are.

What I wanted to show you was the now-complete baby quilt top:

The multi-color print reads very dark in the photos. The contrast isn't quite so stark in person. You can see that I tried to distribute it evenly over the surface of the quilt. That helps, I think. I had to take off the bottom "border" after I first assembled it because it was a quarter of an inch narrower than the rest of the quilt top. I enjoy improvisational piecing but that would have been a construction challenge I wasn't willing to cope with. So I took out the checkerboard unit, made a wider one, and put it all back together. Much better! Now it just needs to be layered and quilted or tied. I'm not sure whether I have a piece of batting in house that will fit this quilt. It's been too hot to go digging in the closet to find out. And I got distracted by a new project. But more about that later...

A few days back I finished filling out the tree trunk on my journal quilt with sequins. I really like the way it looks. I have a couple of ideas about where to go next with it but haven't made up my mind yet. It's been pretty muggy and warm here since then and I have not been inclined to do handwork as a result. Too sticky!

And speaking of sticky, if I don't get back to the sewing machine now it will be too hot to do the pressing that needs to be done inbetween seams...


  1. This tree is beautiful!!!

    Also, thanks for stoppin by my blog, today. Cheers from Boston=:)

  2. This is stunning!!!!!!!!!!! What texture!


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