Thursday, June 11, 2015

Some New Things

I haven't yet sewn them into new blocks for the Barbara Brackman Civil War Quilts blog., but I was delighted to receive three wonderful "Eccentric Prints" from Cyndi Black over at the Busy Thimble Quilt Shop.

I realize that I also need to figure out the newest type of print, white ground chintzes, for this week's discussion.
Tuesday at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center, Sue and Bev joined me for a fun bit of sewing.
Sue was making teal colored polar fleece protectors for her dog's harness to prevent rubbing or sore spots on his coat. Bev was cutting out squares to help Sue with her Dresden Plate block backgrounds.

My progress seemed swift as I sewed my Twinkler blocks together into seven rows of seven blocks each.

It is such fun to finally produce a top after several weeks of sewing these blocks as leader/enders.

The trick on Twinklers is to never, never use any "Medium" value fabrics; only lights and darks. That is what allows the pattern to be clearly defined.

We have a new person, Bella, that has come to live here and is Matthew's special lady friend. Welcome, Bella!

Matthew had picked out his favorite design from a book, Scrap Basket Surprises, by Kim Brackett.
The book is very Jelly-Roll friendly and I've begun making the blue and cream quadrants to sew into blocks.

Matthew and Bella both like the progress so far!

The day that Bella came to live here, there was a passing rain shower with a good omen. Isn't it beautiful?

Happy sewing!


Wendy Caton Reed said...

Wow! A double rainbow, that is a good omen. I LOVE your twinkler quilt. I think I will use that for my next veteran quilt in red, white and blue. I just love it! Thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for the tip on fleece covered harnesses. It is particularly a good idea if you have a "tugger" like my grandog!

Janet O. said...

The Twinkler quilt is so fun! Good advice, too.
Love the double rainbow--beautiful!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Love the idea of not using medium value--I am great at choosing lights and darks but choosing mediums is a challenge

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