So, I started over. A jewel box quilt is a pretty pattern and I've been interested in making one. I threw out the purple batiks and just stuck with the baby room colors. Here's the finished top. That amazing orangy batik surrounding it will be the back on the quilt. I think this one is more cheerful than the last attempt.
|Angel's Baby Quilt top|
|More Zendoodles with thread|
|Threads so far are black, gray and white.|
We've had some amazing thunderstorms lately. One last week sent a tree branch through the roof at the rental house. It was an easy repair, for which we're very thankful.
So I had 2 discoveries waiting for me. No new water was leaking in! The roof isn't repaired yet, but those heavy rains didn't make their way inside. And ... the concrete floor in the quilt studio was painted. It looks amazing! Sorry to make you endure so many photos of the same room. I guess you can tell I'm excited!
|Quilt Studio with wet painted floors|
I'm painfully aware of my lacking photo quality on this blog. It would be nice to blame it on the camera, but alas, I cannot. It's hard in this temporary space to step back far enough to keep the quilts in perspective. They look really distorted. And sometimes the stitches just don't show up well at all.
I have a friend, Jenna, who takes wonderful photos and has even had some published in the newspaper. I'm going to ask her for some advice. In the mean time, I'll just take more photos and hope to learn as I stumble along.
These were from yesterday morning. It's weird how the greens look almost black in some photos and vibrant in others.
|Dark greens while I'm about to enjoy reading with a cup of coffee|
|Same time of day, but much brighter|
|Indian Creek when it hasn't flooded and turned rust colored|
|I love the patterns these leaves make overhead!|
Enjoy your day!