Sunday, October 30, 2011

Celebrating June Warmth in the October Chill

It might have been pretty interesting -- or embarrassing -- to hear what the valets of the Lowes Atlanta said after unloading my two sewing machines, box of sewing supplies, and miscellaneous bags and luggage for my stay a week or so ago.  My friends and I went to The Country Living Fair in Georgia and were treated to the great accommodations.  However, it was pretty funny when one valet told the other to get the next guest, and the guy said, "The Toyota or the Porsche?" Uh, I'm the Toyota.  Wonder who he thought might give the best

While there, I was committed to getting THREE blocks done and be caught up and relieve everyone and myself of my delinquency.  I'm crazy to update my own blog, but I'm not allowed (by my own set of rigid rules) til my blocks are complete.  Only one was completed on Monday -- I did have social obligations to the treaters!  This took me six hours!  Ridiculous -- me, not the block.  However, part of those six hours was a quick trip across Atlanta to Whipstitch Fabrics.  Fun to visit a place I've followed through the blogs since the shop was started.  I tried to stay away but was sure I needed a couple of bright Konas to bring out the light area of Andrea's block, so I called the valet, had the car brought around, and ran by right before closing.  Ah, the life for a week! 
This block was such a challenge.  I got all caught up, as usual, in the teeniest of details -- see my drawing -- impossible.  I requested crayons from the front desk.  Though they offered to bring the box to the door, I totally went down and picked them up myself!  I find only one thing that makes me crazy.  My plan was to have some of the dark fabrics on the right side carry over into the light block by having the tree branches/leaves cross over.  Instead, there is a distinct line of separation, but there was no going back.  It is quite amazing, though, that the light/dark piecing works so beautiful! 

Andrea, it will be so interesting to see how your quilt comes together and what you do to combine all the different interpretations and values.   

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