I finished putting together the top for my departing avp's quilt. I really like the way this turned out. I don't typically make a quilt from fabrics from a single line. Almost all the fabrics--except a few homespuns and the background--were from a Fig Tree Quilts line. It made me feel like I was making a quilt for APQ :) The green in the stripe isn't as minty as it's coming out in this photo--thank goodness. I took the photo at night and was too lazy to walk downstairs again to flip on more lights before snapping it.
I've made this quilt at least four times, each in different moods, and it always works. It's neat seeing how the quilt takes on the flavor of the fabric.
I was driving my daughter to a playdate this afternoon, and on the way there, I realized that I passed the back of our house. Of course, it wasn't our house, but it was the same model in a different subdivision. So, after dropping her off, I doubled back to see how they had painted my house--just to get an idea. It looked nice, but I like our scheme better. (I also now know how to fit a pool on the back without losing all the wonderful light we get from our 2nd story windows. Just in case.)
So, it's the same with this quilt. It's always but never the same. I'll make time to quilt it next weekend, well in advance of her goodbye party. The rest of this week I've got to get motoring on the rest of my hand applique'd stars. Why am I doing this by hand again? Think, think . . .
Oh, and I probably need to start counting to 100 when the urge to buy fabric comes on. I broke down and bought a Moda jellyroll of the Sanctuary line. It was a difficult day, and in the end, I thought the Moda version of the roll was better for me than the bakery version. Tough call, though.