Tonight I pulled purple fabrics to go with the other fabrics I bought for our first granddaughter's quilt. After all, she's due 2 months from today, so if she's going to have a quilt I'd better get going! I gave her parents many books of baby quilts plus baby quilts I'd pulled from quilting magazines, but this is the one that they really liked. It was on the back of a baby quilt design I'd pulled from an old Quiltmaker - early spring 1991. Of course I don't have the pattern any more - I just saved the pattern for the baby quilt - so I'll be constructing this one from the picture alone. Luckily that won't be hard as it's all half square triangle squares and flying geese units. This quilt of 10" blocks is 95" square - mine with 6" blocks will be quite a bit smaller. The
They brought me paint chips from doing Sophie's room to let me know the colors. This will be very scrappy - I pulled so many purples, violets and pinky purples from my stash! The only things I bought were the dark purple background, the grayed white that will serve as the light, and a green that will replace the narrow orchid inner border and orchid center. I've started cutting the dark purple background and hope to cut lots more parts this weekend. I'll most likely construct bunches and bunches of half square triangle squares and flying geese units, and then will start designing this on my design wall. It's a good thing I like to sew triangles! I think this will be lots of fun to make.
Tomorrow morning I head to Oregon to meet Cher and Cathi. I can hardly wait! We're meeting for coffee at 9:00. We're going to have a great time, and will make sure Cathi gets to some quilt shops! Cathi's family flew in today from Ireland and are staying at her brother's. It's a good thing they didn't come in last night - we had a huge windstorm with winds above 60 mph that knocked power out all over, knocked down trees, and blew shingles off roofs - ours included. I wouldn't have wanted to fly through that! I'm going to try to remember to take my camera so I can get some pictures of us.
Well, for some reason the scan of the quilt picture doesn't want to upload. I'll try again later.
1. Minor damage to our house from the windstorm
2. We didn't lose power last night until time for bed
3. Power was restored before this morning.
4. An easy day at work
5. The weekend.