Oh well, you get the idea. This is the fireplace in our room at Asilomar. The elves come in every day to lay a new fire so all we have to do is strike a match and light the papers under the bag. Presto, heat and light and warmth.
No, they weren't just started in this class, but they are proof that it really is possible to do one of these quilts!
The Feathered Star is the pattern Louise has been working on, except that she's making the queen size version which has an undulating border to make it larger.
The patterns, by the way, are all available at www.quiltworx.com if you're interested!
This one is done with strips, so not nearly as complicated to make as it appears at first glance. The white strips are the backboard showing through, by the way, not a part of the quilt.
I love the explosion of exuberant colors on the next quilt. Perfect for using those bright batiks that we love to collect!
I did take pictures of most of the quilts that were on display in our room. They're on my Flickr pages if you'd like to see them!
One of the things they do at Empty Spools is have a tour of the classrooms on Thursday afternoon. It's a great opportunity to see what everyone else has been doing and maybe pick out your next class.
Our room was an explosion of color and pattern. Most of the people had completed enough blocks to be able to put something up for show n' tell at open house.
This is from the bag that had me making 96 pieces, each with 9 fabtics.
Well, I did get 7 of the fabrics on the pieces. I guess I have some honework, and without Judy there to cheer me on.
Also, the big field in the corner of the complex is a perfect place for a couple of active boys to work off some energy playing with their spinners. Such fun to watch them. G sent his flying and ran to catch it, while N8 was much more interested in figuring out how to make it go and how it worked.
At least I have a place where they can run and play!
So that's Hat #2 of the group that I'm making to match their sweaters.
(Apologies for hitting publish instead of save-as-draft. I was in a hurry to leave for a doctor appt. and decided to let it stand till I got home!)
On Monday, a long-time friend, Amy of Have Projects, Will Travel, was in town briefly and wanted to go to The Hnntington. I'm always up for a visit to this beautiful place, so off we went.
It was a really bright day, so bright that the sunlight tended to wash out all the color in most of my pictures.
Well, that and it's winter, so there isn't a whole lot of color, unless you get into the camellia garden. Which I did, and there are lots of camellia pictures in that set.
One more quilt picture, this from Tuesday night's class. Anne finished the quilting on her latest Magic Tiles quilt. This one features cat fabrics so if you like cats, be sure to click on the picture to make it bigger so you can see all the fabrics!
Anne says I blog her quilts, so she doesn't have to. I really think, as productive as she is, that she should keep a record of everything she's making.
Rain is due here tonight or tomorrow, although it's very bright warm sunshine right now, so I'm a little skeptical about how much we'll get. I will say that the authorities here are not taking any chances up in the burn area, and it's now at a red alert meaning mandatory evacuations are imminent.
Better safe than sorry! I will meanwhile sit here in my snug little house and work on my quilts and my knitting. I have some DVR'd stuff to catch up on, too. Maybe I'll be able to get a few pictures if I accomplish anything!