Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Bubble

Summer is kind of like a bubble. It's beautiful, it shines, and your fully engrossed in it. But all too soon the bubble pops.

That is sort of how I feel about August, it just came and went all too quickly. My summer bubble has been popped.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sampler spree

Yesterday marked two weeks until the county fair. One thing that I have participated in the past couple of years is the fair quilt block. It's really quite simple (unless your me), all you need to do is make your favorite block that is 12 1/2" and 100% cotton.

There is endless possibilities, which is exactly where I get caught up. What color do I want? What design to go with? Here are some of the trial runs. Maybe I have sample on the brain.

This was my first attempt. I showed it to my husband, wrong move. He said it's alright. There was soooo much encouragement in that statement, and honestly it reflected how I was feeling. So I started something else.

This looks so much better in picture than in reality. The color choices didn't work out in fabric, like they did in my mind. So once again I started again.

This time I really made one I like.  These are my kind of colors. There is just one problem. If I square it up. It's too small. Now I have to decide to make it again or I could make something else? What do you think?

Time is running short. I suppose I just need to pick something and go with it. After all the important part is just having a block in the quilt.