Saturday, February 11, 2017

Solstice Challenge block 8 and Splendid Sampler Block 99

And there is the result of using the previous blocks to determine where to go in the colors to fit the design.  I am really pleased with the result.  I added a little extra heart to pull in the red and well to add my own little touch.

I'm a little behind on the Sampler, it got to be a bit much trying to keep up with two blocks a week.
I have saved all the directions to be sure I finish up even if it isn't by the time the Quilt along ends.
And just so I don't feel totally out of it, I did the current block 99. This is a fun block, looks complicated but was really easy and I love the way mine came out.  But then I am partial to these three fabrics.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Solstice Update

In order to balance out the quilt with such divergent colors in this collection I decided to arrange them and see what color combination would not unbalance what I have so far.
I am finding this exercise, using a collection in a sample quilt even though the blocks are fairly simple, to be a challenge and a great learning experience.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sea Green February

The spout is growing and a visit by the aqua bird

Started the Jinny Beyer Mystery. I am using the colors I used for Orca Bay(Bonnie Hunter Mystery) and will use this new medallion quilt over the head of the bed with Orca Bay. I had a great time buying fabrics for just the right gradation from very dark purple/almost black hand dye, to a pale batik that pulls in the colors, through navy w purple, reds, pinks and oranges, using my Birthday discount at Quilt Expressions here in Boise.
Working on El Provence, making the hour glasses that either the dog ate or I miscounted or misplaced, so I can finish up the quilt. I have about half the blocks made. I am glad I downloaded the directions to refer back to, as this mystery is no longer free.   I am all into free.
Trying to stay caught up while still mostly inside due to snow and icy ground.
Took Ocean out tracking at the local high school. Since we can't practice TDX tracking we are working on VST tracking.
Laid a track in the snow for Oyster who hasn't been tracking for a few weeks-just too cold to work more than one track-until a balmy 40 degrees yesterday.  He did really well indicating corners and committing to them with confidence. I find it is much easier to run the track than lay the track. Laying means trudging through the snow, running, is literally running but with the power of Oyster pulling me along.
Oh and so the title isn't too odd, have been slowly working on my latest pair of socks in sunset stripes. 😂

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February Children's Library block

Uploaded a picture of the Pat Sloan Children's Library BOM February block.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I have moved each project to its own page and will be updating the pages as I create the blocks.