Friday, October 3, 2008

Looking back at the past week

Every day I've promised myself I'd find time to post, and by bedtime each day I realized that it hadn't happened. I have four folders of pictures to put into posts that are waiting to be written. I've just not stopped running so I could do so. Hopefully by the end of today - there, a public commitment - maybe that will make the difference. If so, there will soon be a flurry of writing after a week of drought.

I will say this for now - the last two days I've not being doing any of the things I should be doing. Instead I've been working madly on this Halloween quilt. As I looked at the blocks on my design wall I started to get some ideas. So of course I had to try couple of them. Since then it's been "I'll just do this much more, and then I'll put this aside". I think I've told myself that at least a dozen times the past two days. Hasn't happened yet!

So what do you think? This certainly shows how a bunch of dark, uncolorful blocks can be brought to life by the right setting. I'm sure having a lot of fun with this! I'll have to make a couple more small blocks to balance the tombstones on the bottom - otherwise it's just a matter of making more checkerboard sashings and then adding the last border.

1. Several days of marvelous fall weather before our rain arrived yesterday.
2. Lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables making a beautiful addition to our meals


swooze said...

It is adorable. I can't wait to see it done!

Mad about Craft said...

It's going to be really lovely!

Kim W said...

I like the quilt a lot!
Kim W.

Julie said...

It is really looking good. Those checkerboard sashings are the perfect touch. I've been doing some harvesty/fallish stuff and neglecting the dustbunnies in the corners. Wish I had something as far along as you have to show for my time!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I'd say - keep working away at it until it is finished! This is too cute to put back away in a drawer for a few more years!!! Keep going while you are on fire! The checkerboard really does brighten it up without overwhelming it.