I made some progress on both of my QOV quilts! Thanks for all of the feedback on the "On the Double" quilt. It's nice to have some many people close by to help out with a different view. I talked to Mom and she does not have the two pieces that I am missing so we must not have made enough. The first thing I did was to make up more brown pieces so I could finish that one block. Mom, yours are going out in the mail tomorrow. The second thing I decided is that I do agree with the majority of the coments that those borders are not optimal but I'm going to go with them anyway. I already have them cut and it is a charity quilt - not for show. I think it will still be a pretty quilt and I will have learned another lesson. Lessons are good!
I organized the blocks in 4 different layouts. Do you have an opinion? Well, I know you have opinions! Do you want to share yours? I labeled each sample in the lower left corner.
I also made some progress on my QFAH quilt. I'm probably about a half hour behind. I think I should have finished all of my star points tonight but I have 6 sets left to make. I did construct 1 star to make sure I had cut everything right. These star point fabrics are from a big set of hand-dyed fabrics that I bought when Lunn Studios were going out of the dyeing business. Now they design some really awesome batik fabrics. I have used these fabrics a lot and I love them. I think they are fantastic for these star points.
Typepad had given us a new and improved editing interface. I think I'm going to like ot a lot but it's going to take a little adjustment!
Story for the day: I am terrified of snakes and had to kill one in my house about a year and a half ago. I was a mess. I called my Mama panicked (Chris was half way across the country) and drank about half a bottle of scotch before I got up the nerve to kill it. To make my humiliation worse, the snake was little. My Mom (and everyone else I know) loves to remind me of it. Today Mom killed the first snake at her new house - she has pointed out before that she killed a rattlesnake with a piece of glass once. Today she sent me this email:
Killed my first snake. It was a black snake about 2-3 ft long. I was planting Begonias around the light post and this soil is such you dig out a hold and replace it with good soil. I was taking it around back to throw over the hill and noticed something hanging out of the top of the propane tank. I had just cleaned it out. Wrens try to build nest and just make a mess. I sprayed it with 409 and it fell out of the top behind the tank. I got the Deer repellent made it come out so I could use the hoe and shovel. Dee held it down with the hoe and I hacked it with the shovel.
I knew you would want to hear all about this adventure.
Lesson #1: Do not mess with my Mother or you will get a squirt of 409 in your face and your head chopped off.
Lesson #2: Never show Mom your weakness, she will never let you forget it!
My family is so much fun!