Friday, July 20, 2007

Trying something new

Sure hope these blocks get better the more I do! lol As you can see, the first one with the pink points is not very pleasing to the eye - my eye, at least. The second one seemed easier. Maybe it's because I made it at 7 in the morning instead of 11 at night! LOL This pattern is called "American Beauty" and I'm using the Quiltsmart method following Eleanor Burns instructions in her book, "Quilts Through the Seasons". I picked it up in Amarillo during one of our shopping trips at the retreat. I think I'm going to like it. I'm using 16 different, coordinating FQs so I'm hoping it will have a scrappy feel, yet look like I spent a little time in planning.

I'll work at the shop again today then relieve the homemaker at Dad's around 3. If I'm not off in time, Jim said he'd fill in for me. Thank you, honey! You don't know how much it means to me that you are so willing to lend a hand with Dad now that he's home. Even though he's home, Dad is still very weak, but getting stronger, yet needs someone with him 24/7 just to make sure he doesn't fall. Well, we certainly can't keep him from falling, but at least we can be there to assist.
So, I'm off to the showers.


Laurie Ann said...

I would like to make an American Beauty variation myself, so I will look forward to seeing how yours progresses. Are the curves parts hard to do? I've never done curves.

Andrea said...

They look great to me ! Glad to hear your dad's getting better !

Vicky said...

I think they look perfect! This is going to be an awesome quilt! Will be watching your progress on this one!