Friday, October 21, 2016

Trying out finished blocks

It was a beautiful afternoon. The temperature finally feels like fall.
I thought I would try different configurations of the blocks I finished.

But it was too windy to use the patio as you can see below.

So I moved inside and this is my first try. I'm not sure if this is what I had in mind.
A photo always helps me see the problems.

Well, I'll keep on trying.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Found Map Fabric

In the continuing saga of buying fabric that fits my idea for a quilt, I lucked up on some map fabric.

I dropped by one of my local fabric shops. It was almost closing time on Friday. I asked if they had any map printed fabric but was ready for a negative reply.
Surprise! The shop owner said she had bought some map fabric for her personal use and happened to have a little left on the bolt. She went to the back room and came out with the fabric in the photo. It was exactly what I wanted.
Yea! And I have Monday off, so I hope to cut out everything and get started on my adventurers quilt.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Decisions, Decisions

What to do? My original idea was to frame each adventurous boy with a heart shaped frame. But the squares will be so big (about 20 inches). I looked at the suggestions from the fabric line and kind of liked their idea. They framed each one with several small strips of color. 

I bought six different fabrics to use-muted tones-for the background. 

I want the 'boys' to be sort of floating on a neutral background.

I'm looking for a beachy feel.

I would love to find one more fabric with a map print like an old treasure map.

Here is David. He is one of the future adventurers.

This is Liam with Grumps. Last Saturday we were adventurers on Ship Island.

Don't have time to sew today. Baby Ava is coming to town and I must get some snuggles.