Wednesday, July 26, 2006
What I did on my vacation...
Look at all these nine-patch blocks! After all that strenuous floating on the lake and reading and chatting, I was able to summon the energy after dinner to do a bit of sewing. Luckily for me, the Tahoe house has a large, open plan main room, so that I could sit at the big dining table and stitch and still participate in the evening chatter with the family. Vacation bliss! And I can attest to the fact that a gin-and-tonic or two didn't impair the matching of seams on these...much.
I've been WARNING you all that I'm in a jumble-of-pattern mood these days. So, um, here's MORE of it.
A few years ago, I made a quilt like this (inspired by Kaffe Fassett's "Leafy Garden Quilt" from "Glorious Patchwork") as a gift for my sister. Laura brings that quilt as part of a display when she sets up her needlework design booth at shows, and as simple as the quilt is, it gets TONS of compliments. It's all that floral, leafy pattern.
So, I'm making another for my gardening-obsessed aunt, and having a grand time doing it.
Now, if only I can make my actual garden show such a gorgeous profusion of color!