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We had a very busy family weekend; my grandson had his first communion on Saturday morning (my very first event of this sort) and we had all our kids and almost all the grandkids together for brunch afterwards at my daughters house in SF! Little Eli was back at their house with my daughter in law's parents who are visiting from Germany this week. My son turned 30 and they had a little party for him, too. This pictures includes my son (left) and my two daughters (standing in the back). My kids have grown up and it's now a totally new generation, watching the grandkids do what we watched our own kids too. Talk about feeling old!
On a sewing front, I am back to sewing the triangle gatherings together and am starting to think about a setting. There are just a few more to go!
I tried using Bonnie's new Quiltmaker block but I think it's too dominant:
Then I went with the original idea I had, to put them with hourglass blocks of very bright colors. Still not loving it.
Then I went with pulling lots of different fabrics from my stash for possible sashing strips-- not sure I'm loving any of them, yet.
I've seen some with sashing strips-- someone has made sashing using 2 or 3 different strips of fabric, often two lights and a dark. That just seems like a heck of a lot of work and I'm not sure what colors I'd like for the sashing...
I also played with dark corner stones...
What would you do with 98 different blocks, all finishing at 7"???
I'm really perplexed... and now my sewing room is a disaster, by my having pulled so many different things to try.
Let me show you what I did complete and am happy with... I made another Hawaiian bag, for an auction in Kauai. Two sides to every bag, of course!
Just FYI... I think I ran out of the x-rated Santa fabric!
coming on my blog this week will be some gorgeous flowers from Filoli Gardens and also the mini quilt show from First Friday in Bend at Quilt Works...
Have a great week!