Thursday, July 27, 2017

first of all....

a hundred thousand thanks for all who visited me on my "12 days" post....over 500 people took a peek and that is totally amazing!  thanks for stopping by....

vacation is in full swing and right away after picking up the rental behemoth (an SUV), we made a beeline for the coast and picturesque boothbay harbor.  it's a special location for my mom that sends her back to her young married days....


and a revealing disappointment....my ship DID come in but alas, in the wrong location and when I wasn't there yet (not THIS one, but the yacht on the left, partially seen).  a bit further from the coast in town, saw these....


a huge bed of colorful snapdragons....yellows, pinks, reds...hmmm good palette for a quilt maybe?  stunningly beautiful in the summer sun....and finally this morning, got a chance to spend time with needle and thread--always good....


this was tucked away on its noodle in my suitcase just waiting for some attention....hoping to get it all done so can attach to the other rows when i get home...stay tuned!  ***  it's cloudy and rainy today but beach weather is coming...can't wait  keep calm and play on!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

the 12th day....

of christmas, my true love gave to me....a two-week vacation...wahoo!  at least that's what I got....but for all the last day quilty fun, be sure to visit sarah's blog for the participants!

www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com!

and remember, it can always be christmas in your heart!


Monday, July 24, 2017

sort of fix

well, after getting 2 of the new borders on this scrappy 9-patch, have realized that it is what it is and unsewing and resewing all those bias edge pieces a few times will never turn this into a silk purse.


it seems a bit better than with the 2 borders but didn't turn out as good as i'd hoped....even so, glad i made the effort and will finish the other 2 sides and then quilt (or tie) it and call it done....i've made pieced borders before and they come out fine, but somehow this one is confounding me and i will chalk it up to the fabric....and the repeated ripping out and resewing...never a good thing with bias edges.  ultimately it will be welcomed by somebody and used for its intent--warmth and comfort.   as i've said repeatedly, i am no blue ribbon quilter and so i am not disappointed or crestfallen over this....after all, imperfect can be beautiful in its own right with quilts or even with people....gotta keep the big picture in mind here.   have a wonderful imperfect day!

and lastly, don't forget about the 12 days of christmas!  with 2 more days there are some lovely things to see and more chances to win a stash of tula pink fabric!

Monday, July 24th

come back tomorrow for the last exciting day of this fun-filled blog hop!