Today I have been working on the Batik Project. The Fabrics are from Lelia and Co. Fabric and Design and the blocks are paper foundation pieced. I am getting better at paper foundation piecing the more blocks I do.
I have 21 done now of the 100 needed to finish
Here is the plan which I did on the computer
I decided to see how the blocks look laid out and Teddy was there to help me arrange them.
and he did a pretty good job
he needed some help getting that last one flat
I hardly ever mention my other job as flora design instructor but my nephew got married yesterday and I did the flowers for the wedding.
The ceremony was at the Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel …here is a picture of the chapel (It is a picture from their website not the same wedding)
I am really bad about getting pictures of weddings , usually I am in such a frenzy trying to get it all done on time that I just forget to stop and take some pictures. I did take a few in the work room before I delivered them.
My Sister made the cupcake wedding cake
Teddy says it is time to get back to work now
I was looking at some quilt blocks on the floor (my design area is the floor) and it occurred to me that I never remember to look out the window. (the window is on the second floor and I have to look out and down to see the garden) Earlier today we had a bit of a hail storm so when I looked out I was afraid that I might see all my flowers flattened. Fortunately flowers a tough!
When I typed Look Through My Window the song by the Mamas and the Papas came to mind.
The blocks I was looking at are the blocks with the Interplay Fabrics
I have 8 of the 12 fabrics done and I should be done with the last 4 and ready to piece all the blocks together in a day or so.
For now back to hand quilting
I bought another log cabin quilt top. This one is from the 1930’s
It is hand and machine pieced.
it is 77″ x 82″ with a great variety of fabrics (click pictures to enlarge)
Different fabrics and settings can really change the look of a log cabin quilt. Here are a few examples from my collection of vintage tops and quilts that I have finished. (click pictures to enlarge)
Yesterday between rain showers I took a few butterfly pictures in my garden.
Since I was taking butterfly pictures I also took more flower pictures (click pictures to enlarge)
Next time some quilting updates
I took some pictures of the garden this afternoon. Here they are (click pictures to enlarge)
Quilty things next time :)
More garden pictures today…..something quilty tomorrow (click on pictures to enlarge)