Since I last posted, I turned 1 year older and can't say I'm feeling wiser. VBG. Life is good and we can't complain because we're getting older. I'm healthy, very happy and feel very lucky. So all in all, it's all good.
I've not been doing a whole lot of sewing, though. I did send off that batik quilt to the young girl with Leukemia (which I binded by machine, ahem!!) and I'm hoping it's making her life a bit happier. I haven't heard back from her yet. I got many comments on the binding by machine. I know that it can be very relaxing to sew bindings down by hand while watching tv or driving. I also know that it's a perfect solution for the charity quilt which you want to get done quickly. In any case. both methods are okay!! The quilt police aren't going to say anything.
I have been working on the black/30s left-over hsts quilt I started when I was in Sunriver at our retreat. It's my first strings quilt and I'm struggling with the alternate blocks. I've been making lots of string blocks and wonder what your opinion is of it like this. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I tried several other ideas but failed miserably. I use a Mac so I don't have the benefit of EQ5, 6 or 7.... for some reason they never made that compatible with Apple computers. Go figure.
I had a great day yesterday going to Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill with a group where we got to pick plums, peaches and nectarines. I've never tasted more delicious fruit in my life. While there, we saw their drying tables. They set out left-over or over-ripe fruit on tables in the sun for drying. Isn't this amazing?? I had to buy some of that, too. Doesn't it look delicious?? I made a plum galette with the fresh plums that was yummy. I will post that recipe next time.
And, of course, I got to spend time with my darling grandson, Ryan, and here is a photo of our time together. He's such a sweet boy. He's expanding his vocabulary beyond "Thiiiiiiiis" and "yeaaaaaaaah" to include "Ummmmmmm" and "Yes". VBG. Atleast he hasn't learned "no" yet!!!
Hope you all are having a great week!
Do they ever learn "No!"??? ;)ReplyDelete
Fruit, right from the orchard, can NOT be beat! Which reminds me I'm due for a trip to the local peach orchard...
Sun dried fruit, delicious!! Reminds me of my childhood. Sun-cooked jam is also amazing!! Have you checked out Parallel for your Mac? Then you can load and run EQ-7, no problem.ReplyDelete
Ah, Ryan is a peach! LOLReplyDelete
I like the strings quilt and where you are going with it....keep going!
Your strings setting is such a great setting. How can you have any doubts about it?ReplyDelete
Hail fellow Mac user--I also lack the benefit of the EQ programs so many enjoy. I plan my quilts the old-fashioned way! : )ReplyDelete
I love the string quilt--if it was my quilt (and I wish it was) I would probably choose to have all of the alternate blocks (non-star blocks) the same. The four blocks across the top row have strips going a variety of ways. The two blocks in place on the second row have the strings following the same pattern. I know, that is very type-A of me, but that is what I would do.
I like your string quilt progress. It's very striking. Maybe a thin inner border in black and an outer border of more strings?ReplyDelete
I have seen people reading maps, putting on makeup, etc. but never hand sewing binding while driving. ;)
And please post the plum galette recipe. Sounds divine!
Also a Mac user and frustrated by no EQ for the Mac. What were they thinking? I like your string quilt and the alternate blocks. The contrast is very striking.ReplyDelete
I guess I never realized that EQ did not make a mac version. How terrible for all you Mac users. I don't know what I would do without my EQ.ReplyDelete
Love the strip quilt. Keep up the good work.
And wondering if Ryan is thinking hard in that picture about his next move on his grandmother will be?!?!?
Strings are good and yours are lovely - more is more in this case!ReplyDelete
i think the strings is gorgeous, don't change a thing!ReplyDelete
Love your string quilt - wouldn't change a thing! What a cute grandson you have - hopefully he won't learn "no" for awhile!ReplyDelete
I love the fact that you put black with the 30's fabrics. I'm so use to seeing a light contrast. Keep going.ReplyDelete
The string quilt looks fantastic! Don't changhe a thing. It has so much interest and color in all the blocks.ReplyDelete
our grandson is just so cute! Love the picture of him by the shoe.
I love the string quilt. The black looks great with the variety of colors. Aren't grandchildren wonderful? We're going to get to visit 2 of our little grandsons on Sunday - can't wait!ReplyDelete