I'm tired, didn't get a lot of sleep last night. Then the phone woke me up twice this morning before 9am. Was up letting the dogs out to potty at 4:30 this morning, don't think I shut my eyes until at least 5am. **Yawn**
Got less accomplished today than I wanted to accomplish. But sometimes that's how it goes.
I received my copy of "The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt" last evening and so I looked at it last night while I wasn't sleeping. I checked out the CD as well. I know folks are crazy about this quilt, but gee, there's sooooo much missing in this book. Like instructions! Like measurements. And one template on a PDF page?
I cannot imagine that even me with my limited quilting experience would put a book of quilt block patterns together without at least instructions! I was lucky enough to find someone who had taken the templates and put them together, all of them on about 15 pages. I swear, people need to think, think about trees and paper and waste and such. I'm going to give it a try, maybe not until I have some more of my UFO's done, but I'm going to give it a shot, at least the easier blocks! But all in all, I'm very disappointed in it and kind of wish I hadn't bought it. :(
Most of this was on sale for about 4$ a yard, and it's such great fabric.
I found a Modern Quilt Block of the Month on a blog and this is the first block. What fun it was to make!
I think I might put a lap quilt together of this block, would make a great gift for someone for a birthday or Christmas!
I can't wait to see what the next block is. :)
If I like the way this looks when it's done, I'm thinking of doing one in solids. I think it would look great in my room on my bed! And I'm just really really looking forward to using up some of that solid fabric.
I've thought of making a solid bargello, but just a small wall hanging. I bet it would be very interesting. I'm sure that someone else has already done it, but I'll design my own and give it a shot here soon. :)
I'm working on block 5 of the Summer Sampler Series. It's a paper pieced block and it's chewing up my stash pretty well! I think I'll try using templates and see how that goes. :) Will post one when I get it done.
I've got a lot to do this evening. Electric was out for a while this afternoon, just as I sat down at my sewing machine. GROWLLLLLL!!!!
Have a great evening, quilt happy and God Bless. Anne