Looks like a shift from alt webring to ringsurf has brought us some new faces--some that I know have been waiting for an opening in alt webring. Welcome to you all! With more waiting for approval or activation consider yourselves welcomed in advance, LOL. I will echo the sentiments of others when I say that bloglines helped keep us in touch if a few bookmarks were missing from your computer. That might be enough reason for those not in the loop and relying on a "next" button to try that service or one like it if only for a backup position.
Good looking out for us, Judy. The only thing I notice so far with ring surf is that the "next" button seems to go to random sites rather than in a row--like the list is "liquid" rather than in a static position? Anybody else notice that---you might get the same site you just left.
The quilts I am showing you are three that I made for WTIL in the past---a challenge of sorts. Ellen got a ton of these fabrics in both blue and red colorways from a fabric manufacturer/distributor. At the time we could buy kits of one yard each of the colors for $5 and were encouraged to make quilts for the kids with it. 4 or 5 years later there is still a lot of it floating around for kids quilts---several of the Belles quilts this year are backed with the blue vein stuff but Ellen was kind enough to share yardage with us for that purpose. Bits of it show up in scrap quilts all the time and I just have to smile when I see it. I really like the blue color way and especially like the gold on gold print but the red especially the red cobblestones and the gold with red veins was hard, hard, hard to work with.
I was working in series---starting with the "Millennium Mystery Unveiled" from Vogie's Quilts & Treasures. The leftover four patches from the that quilt went into the positive/negative colored that I called "Criss Cross" but that quilt should technically have plain alternating blocks like Single Irish Chain (another of its names) It is also called Cross County in Marsha McCloskey's Block Party book pg 25. It's my quilt, I'll go with "Criss Cross" however incorrect that might be, LOL.
Then I had leftover blue sections as well and that became this Twelve Triangles variation with pinwheels at center. I don't see it in Block Base so who knows what the right name for that one is. I doubt that I invented it though. Still I made pretty good use of some of the fabric---and have tons more that I could do it again, LOL.
I was supremely lazy yesterday and didn't do one darned thing that was quilty other than transfer 30 some quilts over to Linda S' empty closet for storage. Well, judging from my note on Tuesday this week, I needed to.
Shelina asked how often we distribute the quilts. Normally they are sent off to HQ at Wrap Them in Love or delivered when we get about 25 or so together. BUT when we know we have 60 or 70 quilts that we need for one facility we just hold them until we get what we need on hand. No one would like one house or cottage get theirs and make the others wait.
Once the a/c goes on in about 15 mins and the house begins to cool and our lunch is consumed, I'll get back to quilting because I felt like I wasted the day just playing on the computer. Well, not entirely wasted but close, LOL. I guess I just declared it more or less a "beach day" Oh, who doesn't need a day to play or relax and do not much. Too danged hot to feel like doing much anyway. Isn't that how we all coped with heat before a/c? Do as little as possible? Nice "work" if you can get it as the song goes. ttyl--lchj