Goodness, I thought I had posted today, and then while watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and they open with the date, I realized I hadn't done it yet!!
So this is an interesting piece. This was a pattern I found in a quilt shop in Olympia. I am not a big fan of working with batiks. I think they are beautiful to look at, and to handle and to own, but sewing with them, not so much. So I figured what the heck, challenge myself a bit more and do a curved piecing project with batiks....I love how it came out. In fact I loved it so much I made another one! But not for me!
This was a "bag lady swap" program I participated in. We were assigned partners and we traded whatever we could fit in a certain sized ziplock bag. What dear Julie sent to me was some batiks and a couple of applique blocks she had left over from a previous project. After hemming, and hawing...I thought I'd make the project work the same as this one had!
Besides piecing in the two blocks I even went a step further and continued the curved piecing into the black small border. I love this look even more! In fact, mine is not quilted yet. I'm considering taking my border off, and adding it with curves!
I am trudging through this book that I am supposed to have finished for my book club gathering tomorrow afternoon. It's "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather. The writing is fine, just not a story I am much interested in. I'll probably speed read through the last quarter of it. There is so much description of the environment, I get the picture zooming by.
Right now I am having a hard time getting into any of the books I have on my night stand! I've finished three audio books and while at Costco I was looking for a new one, and was really disappointed to see that they are carrying abridged versions, which I don't want. Guess I'll be shopping on Amazon....