I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, April 1, 2016

Quilty 365 March

Hello! It's April, the days are flying by, aren't they?!

Time for Quilty 365, Audrey's quiltalong, also known here as the Dotty quilt or Circles. There is a link up On Quilty Folk blog,HERE.

I began my Circles in November. The Dot for March 31 will be number 147, or 148, if we count today's as yet unchosen dot.

Not much new for me to say about my Dots. Still using the text backgrounds, still using whatever is on my table for the Dots. Audrey is already talking about how to set her Dots! She has lots of fun ideas--though the idea of dividing the 365 dots into multiple quilts, to me, sort of defeats the diary/ journal context of the project. But of course to each her own! I know I am going to put my Dots in simple lines, a setting of 19 dots x 20. [or 20 x 20]. My only wondering is how I will merge Novembers as the year comes around to the project's end.

I have been keeping an eye out for backing fabrics, especially on sale or good buys. No fabric shops around here, my shopping is 90% online with the occasional crazy trip to Joann's for thread or supplies. My friend Mel is great at helping me find cool things. Here are some well-priced script/ text fabrics we found on Fabric.com. HERE

graphic, modern, 108"

good price, beachy, w/ text, good colors

I LOVE this one! $$$$

and this, in the soft quilty pink. $$$$

Whatever shall I choose!?
What about this one? I love the pencils....


In other projects, Westering Women block 3 came out on Wednesday. I was eagerly awaiting the next installment and I love the leaf block HERE--but it looks difficult? Any suggestions? Hand piece it? Applique it? Ideas are welcomed please .

We'll have a beach walk or two, very soon, I promise! For my un-quilty friends and everyone else too, of course. The spring winds are so strong, the sand is blowing too hard for me to take pictures, the sand can ruin even an iPhone lens.

Have a wonderful April!



gone to the beach....

The first three pix are from Mel. Isn't Kansas beautiful!

And late March here at the beach...

summer sky? fabric

spring clouds/ sky fabric

Aren't the sky fabrics great!