I was so very enticed by Gladiquilts job on the Stars & Sprigs quilt that I ordered the pattern, bought some great background fabric and got started. I have done a lot of appliqué but it's been years.
I'm doing a bright version and using a great red background!
I'm trying to take advantage of the last days of warm weather here in Central Oregon. The leaves have started to turn and the mornings are a brisk 32*! Last week I kayaked with my friend at a lake where we were able to see 3 mountains from the Cascade Range.
You're looking at the South Sister which is a huge peak. The snow hasn't even completely melted. My kayak is an inflatable one, which means I can fold it up and throw it into the back of the car. No need to kill myself putting it on the roof. No thanks. Has to be easy for me.
But let me tell you a couple of weeks ago, my dh and I went to go kayaking and we got all the way to the lake, and I unloaded the boats and pump when I realized I had forgotten one of the paddles. UGH.
I'm going again tomorrow as this week is gorgeous here in Bend! And I will be sure to bring my paddle. My husband says I should have a check-list but I'm not a check-list kind of girl. :-))
Hope everyone is having a great week and staying safe.
I've been following Gladi as well. I've had that pattern for a long time. It's tempting. Anyway, I love your red background and your appliques look fantastic. Lots of great fabric choices. Wow! To have Wendy as your personal shopper. Lucky you! Enjoy your time ourdoors.ReplyDelete
Wow--those are really fun blocks with the red backgrounds. Have you considered a cheddar background on the stars?ReplyDelete
Oh, my goodness, having Wendy as your personal shopper at Cyndi's?!? Where do I sign up? I want it all, the purples, the toile, and the conversation prints. LOL You really scored, Randy!!
I am so jealous of your time on the water. We were in Yellowstone park over the weekend, but it was cold and windy and the water was choppy. We stuck to the trails
your project start looks great. wow what a beautiful array of purples!ReplyDelete
OH My you will have fun picking those out for the blocks.
Maybe Kyle will join in the fun with you.
Thanks for another paddly photo - just gorgeous!
Soak it up today and have fun
with every other block red or pale it will make a nice checkerboard look that ZINGS!ReplyDelete
That red background is fabulous. Love your applique. What if you were to do a reversed star with a darker background, brown or purple (since you have quite a loot there)and make the star lighter? Just saying. Enjoy the great weather. Those wonderful days are counted. ;^)ReplyDelete
So exciting that you started your Stars and Sprigs project! I hope you enjoy the process. I LOVE the red background for the sprigs, but I'm not sure about the star you show. I would possibly consider either more colorful stars on the light background or try a background that doesn't contrast as much with the red. I'm sure whatever you do will be excellent and I look forward to following your progress!ReplyDelete
Your red background is great. Lovely start, such energy. How great to have Wendy as your personal shopper at Cyndi's! Gorgeous lake!ReplyDelete
How nice to have a personal shopper like Wendy. I wish that shop was online. I don't think I will ever make it there. I have heard many times what a wonderful selection they have.ReplyDelete
So glad to hear you like the fabrics Wendy picked out for you!ReplyDelete
The colors are great in your applique blocks, as usual and that's a fun block too! I can almost smell the crisp mountain air! take care!ReplyDelete
Oh no up the creek without a paddle :0) Kayaking has kept me sane through this crazy 2020. Happy Sewing!ReplyDelete