Sunday, December 28, 2008
Down with the Dogs!!
That would be my INTERNET CONNECTION...not me!
It has been the hugest pain to get the computers back running in this house. What should be simple, just ISN'T! We also had to take back the cable modem and swap it out, and then take the router we bought back and exchange it for something else....it's been mind numbing. Not to mention I've got a very grumbly DH over the whole thing.
So...I went upstairs to the guest room and took a nap! I think I needed it :cD
Here are a couple pics of Lucy's dog Joseph! You have to say it the Dutch way tho.....YYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOseph! Especially when you are out walking in the woods with him and he takes off after many various smells that catch his fancy :c)
He is a lovely dog, so friendly and affectionate. And I could tell he accepted me right away, because it didn't take long for him to discover the body bag full of quilts as a great place to curl up and take a nap.
I've managed to add a "printer-friendly" link to the Double Delight Intro page for those who are interested.
I've been sewing the units ahead of you as you know, and I found that the amounts I had figured on the brown were VERY close, in fact, I needed a bit more, so I have upped that yardage to be 1.5 yards instead of 1 yard. I ended up using more of it than I thought due to a slight design change that improves the overall quilt design greatly! Hey, this is the design process, and I reserve the right to switch mid stream if I like it better ;c) I'm sorry if that causes anyone any problems. Remember, your browns can be scrappy, or you can even have half of one and half of another, using two browns if that works for you.
I've been doing some thinking....someone asked me where my focus fabric was, and though I never thought about it much, I realize that I work a bit differently than other mystery designers. I don't work with focus fabrics! I tend to work with a color palette, using many fabrics that might not even be related to each other, other than their color family. If you asked me which was medium and which was dark....I don't even see it that way. I see colors. In this case, Pink, Blue, Brown, Gold (neutral as the background).....and I see pink as the dominant color, but none of the other colors come about due to what colors are printed in the pink fabrics. I just like how colors play together.
If you want, you CAN choose a focus fabric, use it in place of your "gold" and choose 3 other colors from within your focus fabric to go with it. I also have used a focus fabric for pulling colors together, and then REMOVED the focus fabric, just using it as a guide to choose the others. This works really well. So it might be a funky dinosaur print you want to use as a "color guide".....because of the colors in it, but you aren't actually going to use that dinosaur fabric IN the quilt, get my drift?
Tomorrow is Monday. A whole week since I came home. Why doesn't it feel like it yet?
You know what I am looking forward to the most? Having the house to MYSELF on monday and tuesday before ANOTHER long holiday weekend kicks off!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 6:37 PM