Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More wonky blocks

I am not quilting much right now.  The garden and being outdoors has been more the focus.  I did get a couple more wonky blocks made.

I have a third one ready to sew.

Mango Charm tulip

It's been blooming for more than three weeks now....

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wonky quilt finished

It's finished with a wonky bias edge.  It's still pinned on top of another quilt

Backing and sewing on the binding.  Look, Wanda, my first ever Kaffe Faseett print.

Mosier spring wildflowers

Last week we checked out the wildflowers near Mosier.  It's still a little early but the balsam root was spectacular.  And so were the clouds...

John took these photos with his camera.  None of my photos are worth posting.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A contrast in neighborhoods

Yesterday we ran errands in our own neighborhood and today we ran errands in The Pearl.  We drove to the Pearl and parked at REI, where we shopped.  The drive seemed fraught with danger... bicycles and pedestrians and cars all jumbled together.

The two neighborhoods are quite different.  Here are photos from our neighborhood, walking toward Hawthorne:

Calendulas at Sunnyside elementary school

Huge paper flowers in a shop window on Hawthorne.

These were taken in The Pearl today:

This guy was balancing on a ball while juggling.  The photos were taken through the windshield.

View from the neighbors

We strive to give all our neighbors a nice view.  I wish they all responded in kind.   One neighbor sent us this photo.  They get a better view of our trees in bloom than we do.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Morning Light near Mosier

source jdemott

The front garden

Wonky blocks sewn together

I sewed my nine wonky blocks together.  It's quilted and backed.  I need to choose a binding, make the binding, cut the edge and sew on the binding.

It looks so much better sewn together.  Here it is before.