Monday, March 06, 2006

Being so pretty, warm, and sunny last Saturday, I grabbed the 4 bags of daffodils that were to have been planted last fall and got them in the ground. This years are sprouting up well, yet no buds to be seen. The birds swooped in on the feeders as I took them down, filled and rehung them in the trees that are budding out. Will be nice when I can once again get out there for some winter cleanup for longer periods of time. My small table garden needs a good weeding as I didn't put it to bed last fall before the cold weather came. Soon it will be time to start planting a few vegatables again.




My stars are coming along albeit slowly. Oops!!! there's an odd ball here that will have to be changed.

A trip to the LQS for some background fabric for the lighter part of the Virginia Reel (Snail's Trail) blocks made me rethink using a butter yellow or beige. The light blues even with the greens look good and certainly is different. Next step is to add the second round, making a double star of some of the blocks, set them together with the VR's and see how she looks. I don't like putting the VR blocks together, all those bias edges to fuss with.

Reading Bonnie and Keryn's blogs about their hexagon quilts got me looking for a picture of mine. English paper piecing and hexagon quilts certainly are a exercise of patience. I counted the pieces one time and came up with well over 6,000. My Mom got me started. She always had her basket of paper pieces, with bits of fabric sitting ready to stitch when she had a moment or two. I can't count the many different versions of GFG's she's put together, there have been many. This one is mine, taking over 10 years to complete and then given without a second thought to my oldest son and his wife. After all those years I didn't like it anymore.

John's vacation is nearing it's end. A call from the ship to let him know his papers will be at the Union Hall later this week and his report date, the 16th. While I'm not wishing he hurry back to work my to-do list gets longer each day and the wedding quilt has a deadline to meet.

10 comments:

Joanne said...

Well, I like your Snail's Trails blocks! I like the light blue color better than yellow or tan, too. Makes the blocks sparkle!

Sandra said...

Your hexagon quilt is amazing! The stars and snails are coming along beautifully! I love the blue with the green too :-)

Laurie Ann said...

I recently made my first snail's trail and just loved it! I'll have to make more. I love the colors in yours!!

Laura said...

Your blocks are looking good! And the hexagon quilt... WOW, that is awesome. I hope you son and daughter in law know its value. It is wonderful.

Samantha said...

the snail's trail and star blokcs look nifty! and thehexagon quilt, WOW!

Bonnie said...

OH MY WORD!!!! I am so amazed by your hexagon quilt! It is fabulous!! Mine may never get that big!

Bonnie

Lucy said...

Your green/ blue blocks are great ! go on !!

Dawn said...

Your hexagone quilt is to die for! Oh my gosh! You do have patience!

Holly said...

Wow, your hexagon quilt is gorgeous but it must have taken you forever!! Love the pattern.

koolkatquilting said...

Hello, I love your quilting with cats blog and I love cats and quilting, too. In fact I am amazed how many cat quilters there are out there! Your hexagon quilt is amazing - I am not surprised that it took 10 years to make!
Kathy