I'm a bad blogger

I've been busy...HONEST! I've finished several quilt projects that had deadlines. A few were gifts and several for customers. I made a big, quick quilt for S & S. Summer was busy finding free/inexpensive furnishings for their first UNFURNISHED apartment. Thank you to all our friends and neighbors who passed along their surplus items. The result is a very useful space with lots of character.

I did get called back to the school library job with the same hours. It was an eleventh hour decision...nothing like hearing where they wanted me to go the evening before school started. We are on our first break of the school year now... the 2 week Fall break. And a couple days ago it became an honest to goodness break for me when the regular baseball season concluded.

Want to see what I'm working on now?

I wish the colors were truer in this photo. The background gold spoted fabric is richer and the bright golds are not yellow. But you can see the design and overall idea. The pattern is Allemande by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. This quilt is for Sterling's mom.

Most of you know I'm a big fan of Bonnie Hunter and her designs. I've adopted her scrap users system and I can't imagine not using leaders and enders. A couple months ago Bonnie found a old "cheddar" bow tie quilt while shopping for antiques. She decided to make one for herself as a leader and ender project and asked if anyone wanted to quilt along with her? I found a bolt of the right color solid orange with approximately 2 yards left, so I'm in. Once I got the orange all cut, I did the math and realized my quilt would not be very big. So I'm playing with a 2 block design to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the bowties. What do you think so far?
I'm using scrappy blues for the bowties and light/neutral shirt scraps for the alternate blocks. Gotta love a nearly free project!

Check out what others are working on at Judy L's Design Wall Monday!

Happy quilting!

(I put the word cheddar in quotes above because I recently asked a quilt historian/appraiser what was the difference between cheddar and chrome orange. Her reply was that while cheddar is very discriptive, chrome orange is the correct name used for historical purposes due to the chemicals used in the manufacture of the old oranges. FWIW - I prefer the more descriptive "cheddar".)


Denise :) said…
Cheddar does seem to be the more descriptive term -- I love the look of it with the navy! Very, very nice! :)
kwiltnkats said…
Happy to see you are back at peeks into your sewing room. I have the BH challenge in mind too, but as of yet no start. Keep your schedule open for BH November challenge...its right around the corner now. Hope you get some sewing in during your two week break.

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