Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Fat Tuesday, Really?
My fuzzy friend, worn out from all that bird watching, napped on the floor in the sunbeams instead of curled up on the bed.
Though he did make it to the bed in time to be closed up in the bedroom long enough for me to get groceries in.
Once I got all that done, I came home for a bite of lunch, then off to Target and Trader Joe's, with a stop off at the bank and gas station. Go me!
I even managed to get all the groceries and stuff in, and put away. Then it was time to head back to Pasadena for quilt class.
Tonight was fun. Anne brought her blocks from a retreat she went to last year, and laid them out so we could play with them and critique the design.
She finally decided that it would look best with a sashing between the blocks--a cream to coordinate with the background, and cornerstones in colors to harmonize. The pattern is just too busy otherwise.
Both Anne and Ethel have been making selvage quilts. Tonight Ethel got the top of hers done, and even found a fabric for the backing that is a print that looks like strips of selvages!
I took pictures from a distance, closer up, and then really close up so you can see the fabrics and how well it all goes together.
The black bubble print is in the center of each block as well as the inner border. It will also be the binding.
I have a feeling that if we did a piece count (which I have no intention of doing!!) this quilt would probably come in pretty close to my star quilt!
Anyway, it's a good way to use up those selvages, which are getting more and more creative. Some companies are really making an effort to make the selvage complement the design of the fabric.
Instead of just the little dots along the selvage to register the colors, some are using motifs from the design itself. Some of my 30s prints have had little flowers or bubbles or fruits.
Which means that now I cut my selvages off first, and leave a half inch or even an inch of the print with it. Then I pass them along to these "string quilters" who put them togeher in really cute and creative ways!
Now it's time to put this post, and myself, to bed! Another busy day tomorrow, and I'm hoping it will be one that gives me a chance to do some sewing!