This morning the storms have finally gone away, leaving my mountain bathed in sunlight, highlighting my morning with a chorus of birdsong.
I can’t believe how the trees have leafed out into fullness with the last great push over the past 4 days that I’ve been up here.
The rain has a comfort all its own – we were VERY dry and needed the rain desperately. But as human as we are, 3 days of solid rain leaves us a bit impatient for the sun to return.
Watch. Now the sun will turn everything hot and humid and I’ll wish for the rain to come back and cool things off again.
Fickle humans that we are!
There have been some finishes here during my mountain time:
I got the binding finished for the celebrity QOV Auction!
All bound and ready to send off!
Fun Americana on the back!
The only thing is…I don’t know what to write on the label more than the usual. I might find myself attaching a second label with the story behind the quilt – the email came from Marianne Fons yesterday that they want “PRETTY” labels. Now she tells me. LOL! I need this to go into the mail tomorrow because I leave for Mackinac and the Grand Hotel on Wednesday –and there isn’t time to make the deadline if I wait until I get back. Pretty label or not, it’s going in the mail tomorrow!
Absolutely loving the quilting texture!
If you are looking for this block pattern, Winston Ways is found in my book MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders. You can also find just the block pattern as well as several other of my blocks in the book 1000 blocks by Quilter Magazine available in the Quiltville Store.
There was also THIS binding finish:
Just a peek!
I’ve been calling this quilt BIG GREEN because it is big. And it is green. And it is slated for a future book release so I can’t share the whole thing. I need to have my proposal in for a fall 2018 release of the NEXT book down the pipeline in this month. That’s why I’ve been cranking so hard, and I only have about 1/2 of the quilts done.
Do you see what I mean about no rest –ever? While finishing up one book, you are working like crazy on quilts for the next book down the line, and thinking about what quilts you want to do for the next book after that. And this is with a 2 year time span in between book releases.
Sub-cut and ready to attach!
H blocks getting sashing!
I have had the most fun doing these sashings this past week. Monotonous? Yes. Restful? Yes! Nothing hard, just strip piecing and sub cutting. Perfect treadle project.
Neutral sashings and multi-colored cornerstones!
This morning I’ve got a bit of computer work to do, after all the weekend IS over, and things have to be taken care of, but there will be plenty of time to sew this together this afternoon/evening.
The decision has been made to turn this quilt into a digital download pattern. It’s pretty intensive piecing, and it will need to be finished, quilted and bound before there can be a pattern be made available. I’m also thinking of adding some alternates for those who don’t want an H – pinwheels would fit nicely and dance in a very fun way in place of the H’s. So would a regular 9 patch. So those options will be included when I get around to writing this thing!
I looked back to when I first started making the H blocks, I know it’s been more than a year, just a few here and a few there, mostly as a cabin project, but eventually if we keep plugging at it in between deadlines for other things, we have a very fun quilt!
I’m heading home in the morning. I’m just not ready to leave here yet.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage Dresden plate quilt found in Sioux Falls South Dakota.
Much love on a Monday --