Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Busy picture night

Considering I haven't been in the mood to do any sewing I've got quite a few pictures to show you. lol The first one shows you the center of the kiddie block quilt with all 20 blocks sewn in. If you look closely, the four on the end at the right are the ones I soaked in Restoration. I want to finish borders and then wash the whole thing again in the solution.
This shot shows 5" blocks made of half square triangles cut from my Starlight blocks. Every time I'm at Dad's I try to work on either the actual blocks or these little pinwheels. The stack of cutoffs was getting out of control, so I've been working on them more often.
Now here is a quilt top brought to me by one of my favorite clients. She said it belongs to her niece, I think, and that it was going to be given away. She decided to bring it to me to finish and preserve it for the family. I'm looking forward to finding the time to quilt it. The smaller picture is an experiment. With the quilt top, she brought about 20-30 stars already pieced. I'm not into setting in pieces, so I am going to applique them onto this yellow. It will be a slightly different version of the original. Isn't it fun?

I have spent the last few nights sitting here watching the Olympics. I enjoy the water sports and the gymnastics. Wow! These guys, and gals, are good! Way to go, USA!!

Since Jim has been in bed for almost two hours, I think it's time for me to call it a day. Sure hope he's not sick. I think he just got up too early to go play golf. Good thing he did..he won the tournament! Wore him out, I guess. lol

I have not heard how my things did at the fair. I suppose I'll hear tomorrow. If not, I'll see when I get out there. Wish me luck!


Gina said...

Love the pictures.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Myra said...

Wow! Soaking those 4 blocks in the Restoration solution really shows!
Love the eye candy photos!

Susan said...

Glad you weren't doing a lot of sewing! LOL! Your embroidered quilt is going to be so darling! I have one of those star quilts - in the Seven Sisters setting. How wonderful that they are finishing the old one and brought you more stars for a fun alternate version.