Still trying to decide on the background for my alphabet blocks. I had a thought last night that maybe a red polka dot would be cute but didn't feel like going and digging around through the stash. So this morning as I was looking, found the purple and a red (not polka dot, mind you) so decided I'd look at those two. While I like the purple, the 'K' kinda blends in on that one side. I think the red, which has a white floral in it, has enough contrast that the red blocks would still stand out. I got one of the fillers done, the little boat, but won't show photos again til this puppy is done. I know you guys are sick of this by now.
I finally finished all the letters for the alphabet quilt (except the bunny on the 'B' block) and wanted to audition for the background. I figured I'd try white, gray and black. I really like the colors on the black but don't think the white or gray do much for the blocks. What do you think?
I will get busy with the 4 filler blocks and see if I can't get this puppy assembled. This would be my 'real' first finish of 2014. Then I'd like to get back to making some more of those QOV blocks and get enough done to get 2 tops put together as well as sending some off to Kevin.
Four more and two left in addition to finishing up the applique on the 'B' bunny block. I'm going to have to lay the blocks out on white, black and gray to see how they'd look with the sashing in those colors. Also need to do the four additional blocks to fill in the blanks. I liked the little boat and not sure what else I'll use.
Got an additional four letters done..the 'K' was a bugger. First one that's been anywhere near difficult! I'd hafta go back and count them all to see how many I've completed but figure you can do that on the blog posts. HA! It's coming right along despite the detours I take!!
Kevin, over on his blog, has put out a request for blocks for Quilts of Valor he'd like to make up for a guild presentation which will then be donated to QOV (in MO if memory serves). What simple blocks and yet so pretty when put together. I whipped out 12 this morning (one is still in the machine as a leader/ender of sorts) and think I'll donate some to Kevin and make enough for a couple of tops that I can put together and donate to QOV. Will continue with the other blocks I showed a few posts back but now I need to get busy finishing up my alphabets. Got the U done this morning (which was already cut out and started) but need to finish the cutting of the remaining letters. It's SO COLD out that the only time I'll get out later is to deliver some dinner to a couple gals from our Sunday school class that have been ill.
I know we're not alone here in Texas with this crazy winter weather. But most places aren't having quite the drastic swings in temps we're having. Yesterday was 80+ and today we're having sleet and it's FREEZING!!! There's icy crap on everyone's roofs and lawns and even on my chaise lounge where just TWO DAYS ago I was lounging getting a little sun! Right now, I have a roaring fire in the fireplace. I cannot WAIT til this is behind us and warmer weather is here to stay (though I know when it's HOT and over 100 this summer, I'm going to be eating my words!!!).
I got five, count em five, more alphabet blocks done and, since I'll most likely be in most of the day tomorrow, hopefully get them finished up tomorrow. Then it will just be a matter of getting the side & bottom strips on, making 4 or 5 of the filler blocks and I can stitch it all together. This may possibly be my first finish of 2014 but then again it may not. HA!!
Got three more done--so far I haven't won any of the giveaways :-( but that's OK. I don't usually anyway!! Do you see the "F" with fish on it? Aren't I clever (not)?!! These are so quick don't know why I'm only getting like 3 done a day. Although methinks I will be getting more done first of the week as we're going to have a WHIPLASH drop in temps around here. 84 today and probably about the same tomorrow. Then early Sunday, it's supposed to plummet from 50 around 7am to freezing in the afternoon. I HATE that!!! And we may even wind up with some kind of freezing precip. GROSS!
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This is how thick the ice is on everything around here – it rained ice all night, and then it started to snow – and then it rained some more ice – this bush...