Here is block #2 in Barbara Brackman’s “Hospital Sketches” sew-a-long. Once again, I am having difficulty capturing that wonderful yellow/green background fabric. I love this block! To keep the “scrappy” theme, I made a few minor changes. I split the leaf into 2 greens and added a tiny touch to the motif with the heart in it as I needed a bit more purple in the block.
this is a bit better color representation - still not perfect!
And to answer Barb’s (FunWith Barb) question, here is the back of my Bea and Cecile sew-a-ling quilt. It is a wonderful Di Ford fabric. I seem to be on a bird kick! Don't worry Kyle, I have the label made and will put it on this week!
Have you had enough of winter? I will leave you with a true story (in her own words) that happened to my friend Karen M. just last week - enjoy!
Yesterday, I had to drive (Google said one hour) to the Subaru dealer in Auburn. Because there are no roads East to West in New England, just highways North to South, I took back roads because that was the most direct. Not a good idea this time of year with pot holes and bumps.
So, I was picking my way, avoiding the holes and bumps which meant no straight line driving. After about half an hour, I noticed a police car behind me, so I pulled over so he could pass. I was sure he was busier than I was and needed to get there faster. He didn't pass me, so I continued picking my way. Then I decided to pull over where there was a longer view of the road and place to pass me.....and he didn't. Now there is a line of cars (three, which is a line here) behind me.
A little while later I noticed his flashers were on (no siren) so I pulled over for him to pass me figuring he now had some place to go in a hurry. Well, as you more savvy people know, he pulled over and got out of his car. I grabbed my license as he was approaching the car.
Rolling down my window and there he was: Maine State trooper, all decked out, hat too big, assessing me with his piercing eyes. No doubt in my mind that he was ten years old.
"License and registration." Now, sleuth that I am, I'm thinking maybe I have a tail light out and he's going to let me know. Then he told me that my license was enough and he went back to his cruiser to check it out. Returning, he said he was concerned with my erratic driving, crossing the center line sometimes and then holding the right curb at others. When I explained I was just avoiding the potholes and bumps, I know he wanted to just shake his head....but he didn't.
Very politely he returned my license and advised me to have a nice day. He can't be from these parts, or he would have known what I was doing!
she is soo right about the east/west travel...going to VQF from maine is a south then north task...made the mistake of going east/west and took me over 3 hours thru every little hamlet...must have seen 100 general stores...and lovely block by the way...definitely wendy style!ReplyDelete
Ah, the joys of spring 'breakup' on the roads. Our county decided to do an oil and stone (my term is tar and feather) improvement on our very heavily traveled county road a couple summers ago. Looked nice for a few months, but it's in worse condition now than before they began the project. Nice big pothole right where we turn into our driveway. I love your yellow-green background fabric, much more interesting than plain white or cream.ReplyDelete
An absolutely delightful, scrappy block. A wonderful mix of colors and prints.ReplyDelete
I enlarged the photo and stared at the perfect applique. So beautiful!
What a cute story. Made me giggle. I haven't traveled an awful lot in Maine (only been in the state 3 times), but enough to know what you are talking about there.
Such a sweet block! Your colors are spot on.:)ReplyDelete
It's a fabulous scrappy applique block. Heehee. Glad you've got that label made. Funny story. Glad there wasn't a ticket.ReplyDelete
Funny! Like your blocks!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love that you split the leaf on your applique block. Pretty bird backing fabric on your SAL quilt. What a story. Even better--no ticket :)ReplyDelete
شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر
شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار
Love your block! What a funny story! Especially this line, "No doubt in my mind he was 10 years old" LOL LOL!!ReplyDelete
The new block is great. I love those greens in your leaf. What a hilarious story and I love the photo too.ReplyDelete
I'm ready for spring :)
Can just picture that overly large “Smokey the Bear” hat - our Wisconsin state troopers are the same! All the roads around here too...pothole heaven (we have 2 seasons - winter and road construction)...great story and photo.Your block looks lovely - the split leaf feature is perfect. Di’s fabrics are all in one location in my sewing room - can’t cut into them yet...sigh....ReplyDelete
If that trooper was driving straight through those potholes, I'd say his brain was scrambled! And she sure is correct that there are "no" east west roads here in Maine. If she didn't need car repair before getting to the dealership, she probably did by the time she got there!ReplyDelete
Your story about the policeman behind you is a good one! Did he not have to avoid those same potholes?ReplyDelete
HI Wendy, Your applique block is lovely! And, during springtime, it is absolutely necessary to save wear and tear on one's car by avoiding the potholes.With all the rain we've had in California, we're going to spend a lot of time zigging and zagging around cracks, potholes, and bumps in the road. Hoping you have warmer weather soon and a beautiful springtime! Blessings, from Marina and Daryl LynnReplyDelete
Your latest block looks amazing - it's so inspiring to see all the different ways participants are using color and fabric in these blocks!ReplyDelete