I love how the clouds hang low, filling the cracks, crags and crevices after a drenching summer rain.
I took this photo yesterday morning while Sadie and I did our morning walk ---I love this ritual!
Some parts of the walk are down hill – or at least somewhat level.
Others? Up and up and up and up – brutal!
But you have to go to the top if you are going to enjoy the view!
It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we had family from Texas up here to enjoy the 4th of July with us.
This year, once Jason left, has been exceptionally quiet –friends Rick and Mona are up in Ohio visiting family over the 4th, so there just was not a lot of patriotic hoopla happening here at Quilt Villa!
My little bit of red white and blue for the evening!
I finished the binding..and am now stitching down the hanging sleeve. The sleeve was made from the left over backing remnants after trimming the quilt top. I love that it has little pieced elements in it!
On another front – who can date this fabric?
I play mostly by color. I don’t care what the line is, who the manufacturer was, or when it was printed – I just care that it gives the look I want for the quilt, that there is ENOUGH of it in this case ((limited stash at the cabin, remember!?)) and that I can happily use my stash however and whenever I want.
This piece has been waiting a good long time to be used in a quilt, and in this case, it was just enough to do the inner border!
This top is DONE!
And that vintage Jinny Beyer is perfect!
((So are the acrobatic strong men! Ha!)
While I can’t show you the whole thing yet, you can rejoice with me – this is the LAST quilt that I need to finish for the next book. It’s also the last quilt I need to finish for my taping with Quiltmaker Magazine in Golden, Colorado in August! I’m making my deadlines –and this makes me a very happy girl.
See that little ditzy floral rectangle above the Twirl Around block? ((Block from my Addicted to Scraps column)) That is actually a piece from a maternity top I made when I was pregnant with my daughter. 1981-1982. Boy does that little rose bud print take me a long way. Though she lived just a short while, these little memory scraps bring her sweet life to mind and heart.
My scraps are the timeline of my life –and they are all included, part of the beautiful whole.
To cut down!
I sorted through a big bag of scraps, pulling pieces that are big enough for:
More H Blocks!
Now that some deadlines are met, I can go back to playing with my own personal quilts!
Any left over bits will be cut into tumblers as I go. It’s amazing how quickly a row of tumblers can be built sewing them as Leaders & Enders in between other chain piecing.
Basket of Tumbler pieces..and a chain growing!
And growing and growing and growing!
It’s my last day to enjoy the piece and quiet of mountain solitude. Tomorrow after breakfast I’m headed home --
But I’ll be back NEXT weekend!
I’m thinking we need to do Quilt-Cam this week –let me get home and check the schedule to see when we can fit it in. I’m thinking Wednesday --
Stay tuned! I’ll let you know!