Thursday, July 2, 2009

Visiting V: Quilting Report

Earlier this week, I got to go to V's house. Wow, I think every city dweller needs a house away from all the chaos. There were trees and greens in the garden and quiet nights (and mornings and afternoons) and sandy shores not too far away and grassy design walls.

I took these three blocks I won in the block of the month raffle at the guild meeting last month. I thought they'd be great in a summery/4th of July/Americana table runner for my entryway. But we also played with V's fun stash. This was my favorite:


Isn't it great??? In the end, I decided the traditional look would fit my entryway better, but oh . . . I still question giving up on all that lovely color!

Here's a close up of the pearl cotton quilting I've started, also inspired by V.


We tossed my scrap blocks on a bunch of different fabrics.






What fun! Good to just play around. Good to start the juices flowing with possibility. Good to get away for a day. Thanks V!

p.s. Check out her project for the day here.

4 comments:

jenny said...

Wow! I am telling you- you are amazing! So talented. It looks like a great little getaway too. Some beach time sounds just about right!

Megs said...

Oh! It looks and sounds like so much fun. It's always nice to get-a-way! I LOVE the colorful blocks - so bright and cheerful!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

We did have a lot of fun didn't we! You should have seen the lawn covered in a bin full of strewn around fabric!
everything looks so great in the sunlight!
Your quilting is looking Fabulous Andrea! You did that all on the subway??? your amazing. ;-)
see you in august!
-V

shellysquilts said...

Cute stuff! Looks like y'all had more fun than the law should allow.