Sunday, July 27, 2014

Keeping A Good Thing Going

It occurred to me today that perhaps I have some other random goodies to include in the giveaway. But they must be small, unbreakable, and neither too heavy, nor too bulky for mailing. Now I plan on adding one item each day until the drawing on August 1st, 2014. Here is today's treasure, a primitive wool plaid pincushion made by me and stuffed with fiberfil! Cute, eh?

At least, I think it is wool; some of the acrylic yarns woven into plaids today are very good at fooling me!

This very steamy day was overcast and cool at first, but terribly humid. We struggled on with just the fans through some tropical downpours when the rains came. It poured so hard that it knocked out our dish TV signal. I was very happy to still have telephone (landline) and internet (DSL) as we waited for the storm to pass. No bundling here, thank you very much!

Yesterday I did get my 6 rows of Jacob's Ladder scrappy blocks sewn into their rows and carried upstairs to the driveway. Here is the double-check of my layout for barnraising.

You can see that the rows go across, but I do not see any blocks turned wrongly. Please let me know if I'm missing something! Like that lady on that eyeglasses TV commercial who is escorting her "kitty" through the slider and in for the night, but it is actually a wild racoon, LOL!

The 6 by 6 set now measures just a tad over 70 inches and I want it bigger. I know that I could just do simple slab borders, but I'm still cogitatin' on what I wanna do.

The border treatment that Liz Porter put onto her Milky Way (Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, Issue May/June 2012) is very effective, I thought. Perhaps I'll try something like that. Here is my version of her design:

The inner border of scrappy neutrals that sets the four patches apart is the genius here. And the more I think about it, the more I like the idea! I think it would look nice on the Jacob's Ladder.

Sometimes I like to "listen" to my quilts as they evolve. Come to think of it, I have an extra long length of the scrappy neutrals already sewn together that was leftover from my Muddy Milky Way. Aha! Now I have a place for it that is far better than the scrap strings basket. Serendipity at work!

Hope that things are cool for you wherever you are. My blessed air conditioning is pumping relief into my life right now. Thank God for technology!

Happy quilting!

1 comment:

Janet O. said...

I think your border choice will work well for your great Jacob's Ladder quilt, too!

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