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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Kindness of Strangers
Recently I found a group of quilters here in town. I'm new to town and new to their group but we're quilters, right? It's summer so there were just four of us last night. I said something about "my wall" and was asked to show some pictures. I mentioned that I was sort of bound to doing geometrics I can tape off because I can't draw freehand. No talent there! Well, one of the women said she had an overhead projector I can use to project some applique patterns onto the wall, then I would be able to do some. Wow. She didn't even know my name and she's offering use of her projector! I was touched. I thought about it overnight, revisited my Wall post on Pinterest and decided to take her up on her offer.
So this was my task for today. While I have the machine I am going to project the birds on the clotheslines and draw them all on and do some applique squares to add a little variety.
I always liked the oak leaf pattern and since we are in the forest I want to inject some tree and bird things in some of the squares.
Putting a little brown here and there will help with the finale square at the very end. THAT one will be a big one and will take days so I'm saving it for last. In the meantime, a shot of brown here and there.
And today. This is another one I used the machine for. I painted it like a robin because we have one that builds a nest on the front porch.
Don't the birds just add so much?!!?? With the birds up there, we have movement! I also did the schoolhouse block this morning. I always liked that one, too, but it's too much piecing so I put it here in paint.