February 16, 2013
He bent down to meet her, and she knew she was home. "The Judas Strain" by James Rollins
My friend Helen's mom has moved in with Helen and her family in Tasmania while they build a home on their property for her. I think that the older we get, the harder it is to embrace change, whether we want the change or not.
A group of us from The Quilter's Last Resort
forum have come together to make basket blocks for a housewarming quilt. One of our group has volunteered to put the top together and another has volunteered to machine quilt it. I would imagine someone signed up to do the binding, too, but you know that definitely wasn't me!
Anyhoo, this is the block I sent to be added to the quilt. Of course I couldn't just use a pattern that already existed. I had to draft my own. There's batik fabric in there. And plain ol' quilting fabric. The background is the back side of a print. The basket is made from a specialty print.
Here's a close-up of the fabric in the basket.
And because I'd never hear the end of it from Helen & Laura, here's a recent picture of Moonpie. It looks like she was earnestly asking me a question when I snapped the picture.
I wonder what it was?
Labels: babble, quilting
At 2/16/2013 6:58 AM, Robin Babbled Back:
caption for Moonpie's photo "Next time warn me so I can fix my hair." LOL
At 2/17/2013 9:39 AM, Lorna McMahon Babbled Back:
Nice pinwheel basket block! Do you press your seams open on pinwheels? That was Moonpie's question.
At 2/17/2013 9:50 AM, Fiber Babble Babbled Back:
LOL, Lorna! No, I don't press pinwheel seams open,I do that, uh, pinwheel seam thing. I do often press the seams open when I connect the different sections of a block. It's unusual to not have at least one open seam on a block I make.
Want to ?