Jun 11, 2006
another one bites the dust
Another top assembled---Pineapple Blossom with blocks that the Bama Belles and I did earlier this year. I am still debating if it needs borders. It is large enough for WTIL so I am guessing I won't on this set. Originally I was considering the burgundy fabric that I know is at the meeting place but I think I'm done. There is another set of blocks that Linda S made that I might set block to block and border that bunch though I have sashing strips cut if I change my mind. Those can be used for more blocks since I have 7 more blocks started.
The strips are largely from the large xerox paper box Ellen sent me from WTIL headquarters though I see bits and pieces of my stuff and some brights others were using in there. Everytime I see that bright yellow with the black "eyeballs" on it, it cracks me up. I made a Patience Corner out of that stuff that Marilyn donated and sashed it with a black gingham---it was bright!! Imagine--no one wanted to quilt that thing, LOL. And I spot some of the red vein kit fabric as well--ubiquitous stuff but a fairly decent red. I'll check my folders and see if I can locate the quilt in question and add it once I publish this. (Nope, no go with blogger and photos--what a giant pain! separate post then, I'll show them!)
A couple of folks didn't quite understand that scrappy meant using more than 3 fabrics in the block but I think it turned out well. I know it is hard for some to pick up fabric and stick it next to each other without trying to match it up and work randomly. Not complaining about that--making a statement.
Took me the better part of the afternoon and evening with time out for grocery shopping and meal preparation. If you are going for two ingredients and Monday is the usual shopping day, might as well get them, right? ( I made a butter cake from a mix and topped it with homemade caramel frosting. Yummy and the taste I had for it is satisfied. BLT's for supper--good summer fare) The last two rows seemed like they took forever--kept having to rip out and rearrange, fudge them in etc. Danged if I didn't wind up with all the same green in one spot----oh well, I am not changing it now.
Just as a change of pace, I think I will dig out the friendship blocks that Cher sent us and make the alternating blocks tomorrow. Get back to the rest of the Blossoms another day.