I won a blog giveaway from Kristie. It is some patriotic fabric. I have been wanting to make a patriotic wall hanging. Thank you Kristie. I will post pictures once I receive it.
I have all five of my clotheslines full of drying clothes. That feels good. The sun was shining when I began this morning, but now it is cloudy. Things will still dry as long as it doesn't rain. No rain in the forecast, so I should be ok. I would have taken a picture, but the underware is on the front line and I don't want to flash pictures of our underware for everyone to see. LOL Dh just left for work, so I decided to get on here for a while.
I am working on a project that is way out of my comfort zone. I am doing the quilt along from Old Red Barn Co. I took 12 fabrics that were at least 1/2 yard and cut them into 2 1/2 inch strips. I used bright fabrics (at least they are bright for me) that I would normally never think of putting together. I just decided to go with something totally different for me. We shall see. This is a really neat quilt along. Dana has already given away several wonderful prizes. She has drawings each week. We are in week 3 and there are 6 weeks total. At the end, she is having a drawing for a Janome 6600 sewing machine. I am drooling, just typing that out. LOL Here are the strips. See what I mean about the different colors. No matchy-match. LOL
I wanted to make this quilt completely from my stash. Several of these fabrics were leftovers from previous projects. Here is all I had left of most of these after I got all the strips cut. Normally most of these would be tossed, but I decided to keep them to tie my tomatoes up. I will have the most colorful tomato patch in the county. LOLThe next 4 pictures are of the first blocks I have cut. I sew 6 strips together, then cut those into 12 1/2 inch blocks. I get 3 blocks from each set of strips, with about 4 1/2 inches leftover. I hope when they go together that they look better. So far, I am just not feeling them. (sigh) This is so out of my comfort zone, that I even feel a little uneasy posting the pictures. It has nothing to do with Dana's quilt along. I have seen a quilt she made with this pattern and it was beautiful. It is about the colors I chose. I should have stayed with my dark and matchy-match colors. LOL Oh well, who knows, by the time it is all together, maybe I will love it? (grin)
I am also working on another quilt with a lighthouse, ships, stars, and houses. I may share some pictures of it tomorrow. I have the center together. I put all of my future projects together. These are just future projects that I have printed from the computer, not projects from books or that I will create in EQ6. Think I will live long enough to get them all done? LOL Lots of them are embroidery or applique. Now my dh knows why we have to replace the ink cartridge so much. LOL Well, I think I will go work on Harbor Town. Everyone have a good day. Thank you for visiting. Please come again.