Saturday, October 10, 2015
seeing red, er claret
thanks to a recent pile of CW nickels received in swap, was able to find lots of pretty claret reds for this week's star blocks. this is a really pretty color, i think, and the blocks are some of my faves. the nickel squares require using 2-3 to get all the necessary pieces for one star but i think ms brackman would approve, and i see that this makes them more interesting. with limited stash at hand, am working a la pioneer quilter having to make do and improvise--the spirit of the swap's mantra perhaps. *** it's another weekend here in lobsterville, filled with busyness of late fairs and winter prep. woodpiles are growing and pumpkins abound. not quite peak foliage here near the coast but far western maine is. and report of snow in VT are ominous, even tho early. the pine trees are loaded with cones, which is one sign of a harsh winter ahead. from here on in, any day without snow is a good day. snowbound quilting days ahead i do believe....
Posted by cityquilter grace at 6:43 AM