23 July 2007
I actually did other things this past weekend. I went to Denver-town. There was the Cougar Nationals (car show) that CarGuy wanted to see and it was close to Auntie's condo. And between the car show and Auntie's condo is this quilt shop: The Great American Quilt Factory. Maybe you've heard of them? Or maybe you have some Possibilities patterns or books. Anyway. I had a 20% off coupon so I HAD to stop. Really. I purchased one (yes you read that right) thing. This book: 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts. It's not my usual style of book, but there were several quilts in it that I liked.
There was this wonderful Christmas quilt in the window display along with the book for the pattern. When I got inside, I looked through the book. That was the only pattern I liked in the whole book and I wasn't going to buy something I didn't really want. Thank goodness for cell phone cameras. I took a picture through the window so I could remember the quilt and then figure out how it was constructed. Mind like a bowl of oatmeal, that's me. I'll show the EQ picture when I get it done.
Now I know you're asking "What does a picture of lily pads have to do with quilting?" Good question and there is really a good answer. You should have seen me laying on my belly to get that picture. In the blazing sun. Next to a highway. I have a different picture of the lily pads taken at a different angle that I'll use as reference to draw an appliqué for my challenge quilt. Remember that quilt that I keep yammering on about? Yep. That one.
And speaking of the Challenge Quilt. I have designed and am working on two different quilts. Can we say overachiever? It all started when I made that unfortunate choice of fabrics for the background blocks, that I took apart and remade for the back of the quilt. And as I sewed them I found myself humming a song. This song by Dean Martin: Disc #1 Song #1. It's a different song than the front of the quilt.
Channeling Dean Martin. Good name for a quilt.