Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Green for the month of May
I have a ton of other things I should be doing right now, but I wanted to pop in and say hi! Time to sit on the couch for a few moments, sip a cup of hot tea, put my feet up and... blog. Ah yes, relaxation!
I have no time to quilt right now, really no time at all. Well, OK - I did try to lay out a border the other day and Little Boy promptly rode his big wheel bike all over my entire top! My mistake - I usually only sew at night, but lately I've been too tired to sew at night so thought I would give daytime a try. Ha! Ah well. Call me Shack-Whacky - it has been raining all week - which translates into no long walks to tire the busy boy out. And bad weather has sort-ov delayed my trip too. Sigh. Oh, but wait - all this rain is equaling - green grass! That must be why this month's color theme is green... sooo....
In progress - I present - Ocean Waves in GREEN! I started this last fall while I was visiting on the Cape and worked a bit on it again in April when I was back there. Call it my Cape quilt, but hello! It is GREEN - so works for May Show & Tell. All the little triangles are already pieced - I just have to put them onto the plain squares (which is actually a subtle marbled fabric). And this project is even on my Top 25 list as 1 of 2 Ocean Waves UFO's I would like to finish and since I have been so good and sticking to my lists, there is actually hope that this quilt might get finished sometime in the near future. And, I would dearly love to finish it - although it isn't perfect, I like it!
And how does a busy Momma with a Toddler shop for scrappy fabric for such a quilt? Seeing that I was on the Cape when I started it and didn't have a scrap of fabric with me? I bought 3 fat quarter packs on clearance at a quilt shop! So, the range is very interesting - some prints I just love and then there is alot of stuff that they obviously weren't selling, but combined together I think it is looking pretty good. I was desperate for some fabric and just having the background fabric measured and cut was almost pushing it with Little Boy that particular day, so the fat quarter bundles were a life saver! Even the fabrics that I was thinking - eeewww, had to be used and now I am happy that I did use them all. There is very little left over (I opened up some of them a bit bigger to show the variety) but there is enough left to add a bit to my stash! My happy green May stash!