All three of these blocks have two different cream or white backgrounds. The scrappier, the better IMHO. I put that cream with dashed lines in the middle of Helen's block because it reminds me of runways; I put the old-fashioned roses and leaves ivory/taupe background and soft cream floral prints in Lucy Maud's because it is romantic. How very glad I am that I brought my scrap box!
|So is Bella glad. This pink pile provides the best armrest!|
In a time when diversity and tolerance are forefront in the world news, you may also want to check out this post by a vet/avid reader/quilter I follow, Based On A True Story. I can relate to her post because both of my daughters loved The Babysitter's Club books, and I remember all too well the one that was set in our home town, Edmonton, Alberta, so exciting, where the protagonist could look out and see the beautiful Rockies from her porch, a 3-hour drive away! Last time I checked, a human being could not see a nearly 300 km distance! I remember how annoyed and insulted the girls and I felt, that an author could not even take the time to investigate for accuracy. Only 4 short years ago when I was teaching, my favourite grade and subject to teach was always grade 7 English, with grade 7 French a close second. The novels and several of the short stories I taught dealt with the themes of prejudice and intolerance. Wow, did we have some wonderful, incredible discussions! I think today's young adults are much more open to the global culture of our beautiful planet, the richness various cultures and religions bring when viewed and accepted with open minds. There isn't just one way to anything: whether constructing or binding a quilt, making cookies, finding nirvana or heaven or ultimate supreme love, solving math problems, building a home, etc. etc., there are many ways, all good.
I am a bit closer to finishing another one of my Q1 goals, Radiance, Aidan's quilt for his new home.
|A finally finished flimsy!|
I got the migrating geese done! They are 8" unfinished in width, so will add 15" to the length of the quilt, perfect for a tall young nephew! I brought backing here with me, but forgot the beautiful orange threads I'd picked up from Connecting Threads on sale, drat. Ah well, I might go pick up some orange variegated, as Tish suggested. Here is a lengthwise shot so you get the idea of it now being a rectangle. This is Triangle Transparency by Quilting Jetgirl, to which I added the migrating geese.
Never assume that your pattern will be recreated exactly like you designed it! And that, in my opinion is what I love about the artistry in quilting. Take someone's idea and build upon or run with it.
Finally, for those of you that are not on Instagram, here are my two most recent designs. There is still plenty of time to join us! The challenge runs until March 15, and there are two more bi-weekly draws for gift cards to Melody's shop, The Red Hen Shop, as well as the grand prizes.
|'Scarlet Ice', a two blocks design, and 'Shades of Love', only one block, "Square Upon Squares"|
Driving up to yoga takes nearly an hour each way, so I've been making good use of the time playing with the Quiltography app for iPad. Very worthy and user-friendly little app for a very reasonable price. Remember you don't have to have an Instagram account just to look! Click here if you'd like to see the (currently) 94 designs! You will notice you do not have to submit digital ones either. Hand drawn are just fine. The more the merrier!
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