It's been a very nice long weekend for me. I got to attend a sewing class, I went for a drive with my husband up into the mountains, and I'm finishing up some little projects. Plus, I have selected a winner for the Grow Your Blog Giveaway.
The first order of business was to make up a block for my Stash Bee Hive 4 group #stashbee. This is a fun, modern block to construct. It was easy and I love the way the colors in the fabric played out. Queen Kathy wanted navy blue or dark yellow on one side, and modern neutrals on the other side. Hope she likes this one - it's going clear to Australia! Super fun, fun!
I didn't have time in class to get the other 'set' done. If I had, you could see how the curviness of the blocks comes into play. In my block, the white background is smaller than the printed blocks. When put together, it gives an optical illusion of curves. I need to make a mere 57 more blocks for my quilt, so I do believe this quilt is my long-term project!
These are 6" blocks, and four blocks make one larger block. Very scrappy! I thought about doing each one the same, but that taxes my brain too much. So I chose to go scrappy.
Yesterday, I didn't sew or quilt a single stitch. Nope, not me. My husband and I drove up north about 60 miles to see how the Stanley Basin in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountain Range was fairing this year. While our snow has melted in the valley (elevation 5,500 feet), there hasn't been too much snow melt up high. We have a cabin that sits about 7,200+ feet, and the peaks are 10,000 or higher in these photos. So lots of snow in the high country. Which is a good thing for our drought-stricken state.
|View from Galena Summit looking north across the Sawtooth Range.|
This is the view from our cabin. Kinda hard to take, but someone's gotta do it!
|The Sawtooths and Mt. Heyburn and McGowan peaks. Redfish Lake sits on the other side of the trees.|
Thank you, everyone, for participating, and thank you Vicki at Two Bags Full for hosting this event. It was a pleasure to participate!
I'm going on a road trip soon, so I have this strange sensation that Fabric From Far Away is calling my name. Perhaps there just might be some Stash Collecting in my near future?
Quilting with a smile,