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Sunday, October 14, 2012

A wonderful birthday!

A watercolor done this week at a workshop with Arkansas artist, Richard Stephens ! The workshop was three wonderful days at Eureka Springs School of Art.  We played and painted, doing exercises and watching Richard's demonstrations.
You can read more and see more of my exercises HERE .

So, I was able to leave sewing for a bit....maybe I will have some of these new watercolors for sale soon!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Victory Garden Quilt in progress

The pattern I ordered (from the link in the previous post) came so quickly, I was able to start these blocks this week!

To date, I have made 7 out of 15 and it is so much fun, seeing the combinations come order to save fabric [I had picked up 15 fat quarters for this at our guild's "fat quarter frenzy"], I am paper foundation piecing the corner units.  The directions call for 5/8 yard for each block....a lot of extra waste of course. So, I trace the corner block (and the reverse) from the pattern onto lightweight tracing paper,  then I am ready to sew!

These photos were with natural light, the first photo is with artificial. Interesting how much "warmer" the artificial light looks! 
Here, I am auditioning a possible lattice fabric, the lavender floral (after all it is a "garden").

Today is rainy and cool....getting cooler by the minute as a front moves in.  Our first really cool weekend since the long dry, hot summer!  I won't be sewing though....

I have an apple cake to bake and shrimp tacos to assemble for an evening with some friends!

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