I have created nine fish now, and have three to go. My design wall has a decidedly fishy flavor right now. I had no idea these fish would take me so long to make. I just couldn't make them plain, I guess. I still want to sew some water around most of them, and some of them still need eyes. My goal is to have them all done and ready to mail by Tuesday.
I think my mojo walked out the door this morning when Priscilla (my Juki) and I had some difficulty over a new kind of thread my client wants me to use on her quilt. I am afraid, it is so bad that I am going to have to get Priscilla's bobbin case fixed or replaced. I also had to rip out about 12" by 85" of quilting. It looked fine on the top, but when I started to roll it up, it was a mess. I am still new enough at this that I didn't automatically check to see if the back was alright before I got that far. Priscilla didn't do her part in warning me, either. Anyway, it has been on my mind all day and my studio work suffered. Only one fish all day? That is sad. At least I like the fish. I only have six more fish for the swap, unless I decided to send one directly to Mary Lou. Then I would need seven more. Decisions, Decisions.
If you are interested in the Soul Blossom giveaway, you still have until tomorrow morning around 9:00 AM PST to enter here.
I got a very nice package in the mail today. I ordered these beauties from the Fat Quarter Shop. I had my daughter-in-law select colors she wanted in a quilt, and I am very excited with what she chose. I am going to use the same pattern I used for the H2H quilt. I can't wait to get started.
I have been doing two of the Farmer's Wife blocks at a time. Here are #1 - #6. They are not in numerical order here. I have to make more with the light fabric. I was inspired for the colors by the leaf fabric in reds, blue, and golds. This was a thrift store shirt, and I am going to be frugal with it so it lasts for the whole quilt. I used the same fabric for the first border around Hokule'a
I added the dark blue to the border to give the center breathing room. I am happy with the way it is coming along. I think the next thing is stars. I think this section will be in the lower right part of the quilt with the next borders only on two sides. Then, I will put one other border around the entire thing. As with everything I make, I reserve the right to change my mind along the way.
I have three fat quarters from the Soul Blossoms collection by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics. I have been drooling over this line for a while. If you would like to win this yummy fabric, you have four chances.
1. Visit Sarah's blog and become a follower. Come back here and leave me a message letting me know you are now a follower.
2. Read my post on Sarah's blog and come back here to leave a comment about the "Why" section of the post.
3. Become a follower of my blog.
4. Leave me a comment about what you are reading these days. Winner will be chosen Wednesday morning. Please be sure I have a way to contact you.
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Good luck, and joyful quilting.