Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Having just (about since today is day 95) finished the 100 Blocks in 100 Days challenge, successfully, I feel ready to think about another on-going project.

Another challenge.

For awhile, I have been looking at "The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology, 182 Blocks for Reproduction Fabrics" by Carol Hopkins and Linda M. Koenig. This is a new publication from Martingale that only came out this spring.

And then it hit me this afternoon, during deck time, of course, that the school year around here is 180 days. Add in a few teacher prep days and you've got yourself a ready made time frame.

So now the question becomes...

Old time reproduction...
"Seasonal Little Gatherings" from Primitive Gatherings and Moda
A bundle from a few years back that never found its own project...

Or "Union Blues" by Barbara Brackman for Moda

Or new release, sort of old reproduction looking, fabrics from Laundry Basket Quilts, called "Silver Linings in Color"

Or kick it up a notch, to modern, Alison Glass and friends type of fabrics.

Or maybe Denyse Schmidt...

What's your vote? 

I've got a few days still to decide.

Louise, on the deck, on the island, trying to decide

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Binding on the deck

It is a pleasant evening for August first. 
A nice evening to do some quilt binding on the deck.

I am on the third side of the quilt, with the longest side yet to come.

Can you see the egret hiding across the cove to the left of the white dock, next to the tree trunk ( not really next to it. It just looks that way because of the perspective).

We also watch the jets and planes go by. This one is at 39,000 feet and heading to Germany, or so the flight tracking app is telling me.

The sun has set and still we sit.
Soon it will be too dark to sew but I will wait until the bugs start to get to me. 
No candles tonight!

Ah, this is the life. I am thankful I can enjoy it!

Louise, on the island, on the deck, enjoying life, thankfully!