So here are October's half hourglass and full hourglass blocks:
|Here you have 4 hourglass blocks in the centre, arranged in a pinwheel, flanked on three sides by half hourglass blocks in various fabric combinations.|
And November's geese and square in a square blocks:
|Interesting how you can see where the light source was coming from, no? From the centre to the right of the photo is the truest colour.|
Here are the three stages:
Foof! All caught up now, and tomorrow is the next step!! I pulled some of these out of the garbage to add to the pile I had created, and now I've put them in a ziploc bag...maybe I can use them for stuffing something, right?!
|Quilt porn, as I've heard said around Instagram! Makes me quiver, so it does!|
I sewed a few more slabs between these two months' worth of steps:
One of the suggestions in the comments on my last post, from Rebecca Grace, was to consider offsetting the rows for my rainbow stars RSC 2016 project #1. At first I thought, meh, don't think so; I'll lose the squares that are formed when the low volume areas meet. Then I thought, well, let's just see how it would look...since I thought it might provide a little more interest:
Here was the first layout, just so you can compare:
Finished The Camel Bookmobile, by Masha Hamilton, and it is a very worthwhile read. Not fluff at all. Rather more true to life than one would expect/like. Sniff. But such a great read. Thank you Mum, for getting it for me; not sure if it's one you heard/read about reviewed, or one that 'came' to you on the shelves of Goodwill book department. Do books do that to you too? They sure do to me, as well as to my mum and I think my sisters as well, that is, make sure we find them. It's quite magical how it happens time and time again when I'm in a library or bookstore, new or secondhand. Anyhow, I will be reading more of Masha Hamilton's work, 31 Hours, next on my list: I've already put it on hold at our library. She served in the US Embassy in Kabul, as Director of Communications, and, according to her website, is currently working as Communications Director for Concern Worldwide.
I spent some time on Concern Worldwide's site. Here is a sobering article. I intend to find a way to help the many Syrians that Canada has taken in, many in the Windsor area, once we return in the spring. I cannot imagine being displaced for 4-5 years from Canada, and, like the refugees in Turkey are having to do, work in agriculture. Here in Canada they are finding work in the greenhouses in and around Leamington, when once, in their home country they were teachers or office workers, etc.
I am so very proud of Canada, and my prime minister, Justin Trudeau, for taking in so many Syrian refugees! Lifeline Syria in the GTA, Greater Toronto Area, was just chosen as a co-recipient of a humanitarian award for their work. When we have recently celebrated Thanksgiving in early October in Canada, and in the United States, at the end of November, and are grateful for all we have, I hope we investigate some way that we can give to those displaced by wars, and help ease their suffering. :-)
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