After a couple weeks of internet connectivity issues, we have hopefully fixed the problem with my desktop computer where all the photo files are stowed, and I can get back to some blogging. Amidst another small flurry of out-of-town company, a couple trips halfway across the state to help my daughter clear out an apartment, and the garden perking along, I've managed to finish sewing the basket blocks, 30 of them in fact! So, we're now in that auditioning stage for setting fabrics.
If that design wall looks a little odd, it's because it isn't yet complete or attached to the wall, in fact these photos were taken about 10 minutes after I'd used all my T-pins to attach the heavy flannel to the foam board (the flannel having arrived via UPS not more than half an hour earlier!). But, at last, I'm finally going to have a design wall! Always have had to use the floor previously, which doesn't work at all well in the small rooms we have here. Anyhow, another option;
My husband likes this second option much better than any of the fabrics in the first photo. And, of course I'm leaning toward some combination of the first batch. Did I mention there are 30 basket blocks made? And only 18 are needed for the quilt pattern I'm using? Yes, he will get his large quilt with the darker setting triangles, and there will be plenty left for a nice size lap quilt, and I'll have my chance to play with some other design settings and colors. Win-win. One more photo with a side-by-side ..
Gorgeous day yesterday, I happened to look up while picking a huge batch of green beans. Brightest, deepest blue sky we've seen in a while.
These are the tallest sunflowers we've ever grown, some are at least 12 feet high. Love their happy faces.