Friday odds and ends

Just a few odds and ends. I made a comfort / charity quilt this week. This fabric was incredibly bright so I asked my friend Wanda what to do. She suggested putting white with it. I decided it was too bright for strips, so I cut it into 6 1/2″ half square triangles with my Accuquilt GO die. The triangles sewed into absolutely perfect pinwheels. I have never had such perfect centers on pinwheels in my quilting life. Then I didn’t know what to do with it for sashing, but decided on the darker red (with advice from Wanda and Sherry). So here’s the top, not quilted, but it will be soon. It is very bright.

I also finished a couple more animals–and I love them. This is so much fun. Here’s an elephant and a squirrel. It’s funny how digital photography changes how we see things. When I was working on the squirrel, I did not even realize how “brown/yellow” some of those fabrics were. It was not until I saw the photo that I could see it in the block. Another thing that helps me ‘see’ colors is to turn the lights off and look at blocks in semi-darkness.

I’ve been in the pool – either laps or water aerobics every day this week. I’m sore and tired, but will go again this morning. After that I’m working on a table topper for my friends, Tim (who turns 30 today) and his wife, Anna for a birthday/house warming party on Saturday. I’ll take pictures when it’s finished. 

Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.