Bloomin' Roses aside and parties complete, it's on to other things. My next project in the queue is the Diamond in the Rough quilt. My MIL was over for my daughter's graduation and she liked these blocks, so, I'm going to make this quilt for her. I haven't been much of a quilt gifter. Other than making quilts for high school graduation for my daughter's friends and a baby quilt for my niece. Making quilts is like raising children, there's so much work in them, I can't give my children away. All the quilts that are stacking up around here, have been labeled with one daughter or the other on the back. I've been switching back and forth, make one for Jenni, make one for Chelsea, etc. Some of the quilts they really like, some they don't, but, I figure, one day they, or their kids will enjoy one of those quilts. The original pattern is for maybe a twin size bed, but, I'm enlarging it to fit a bed. My super practical MIL wouldn't probably want it any other way. Maybe she'd use if as a lap quilt, but, I think this design will look stunning on a bed. Moda makes great fabric. They are smart to build on previous collections. The blocks in this project began with the Folkloric collection. Once I decided to make the quilt larger, I knew I needed more fabric. The light bulb went off and I remembered there was more Moda fabric on the shelf I had intended to use on another project. The project is a scrap project, although, I'll admit to buying more fabric to complete the scrap project. There's just something in me that wants things to look right. But, like I said, luckily I did have some fabric I'd already purchased that will work great for the scrappy sashing. Yeah, I like when things work out that are a complete surprise-those are usually the best for me.
Here's a wonderful tool, the Alto's cutter. It really makes cutting multiple layers smoothly, diamonds, squares, whatever.
Waterfront Wednesday and National Public Radio...smile. There aren't many places left where you can bring your lawn chair down to the river and watch great live music for free. Here in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, it's called Waterfront Wednesday. From 5:00 to 9:00 there are big acts, Duncan Sheik, Jonatha Brook and not so big acts and soon to be big acts. The public radio station in this town supports the local music scene and I like that. When an artist that is lost and finds that he or she is good at singing or playing an instrument, I think that is the best gift anyone can give or receive. Thanks WFPK.