Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Here are two more nickel blocks. They are 16 inch blocks so I only have to make 20 and with a border the quilt will be 76 x 92. The half square triangles were nickels to start with, so they end up being 4 1/2 inches. So then I cut some nickels to 4 1/2 inches and sewed them together. It is a little slow going because I haven't got the design figured out in my head yet, so I have to check each piece to see if it is right. This pattern is from the book "Nickel Quilts", however in the book the blocks are 8 inches.
Tomorrow, I get to sew all day. Kiddos and DH all in school. I will have my own little retreat. I will listen to QNN, watch Fons and Porters DVD's, eat some chocolate, play in EQ5, fondle fabric and make some more stars. I will probably not work toward my Sept. goals at all.
The fall colors are so beautiful right now. I better enjoy it because it doesn't last long. Snow is predicted for Sept. 16, so less than 10 days. It was 38 when I got up this morning. I walked the kids home from school yesterday and we walked on a path through the woods. I was just in awe of the colors surrounding me. First, the bright blue sky with puffy white clouds, the grey tree trunks and the clear yellow leaves. Green in the fir trees, and brown bark above the orange and green and yellow and red ground cover bushes. The cranberries are clear bright red, the fireweed is seeding and blowing away. The fireweed leaves are red, as are the dogwood leaves on the ground. I am amazed every season at the colors that all go together.
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