I tried to get artsy with the body (in private, of course, LOL). The body fabric is the sky with planets. I wanted the top and bottom to be different... they are. Oh well, that just makes something interesting (or interstellar) to find.
The wings are blue with red lines woven in...makes it look more purple.
Finished yesterday in time to share it with The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
I especially like blue butterflies. I saw two tiny ones while on a walk in Sequoia National Park (in California) with my daughter and her family. One of my bestest memories.
I've been wanting to paper piece this alphabet for a while... the Vulcan alphabet. This is "A".
Of course, I made a mistake. One of the pieces should be red... I plan to use my fabric paints to fix this problem. I like the make, and plan on making other letters in different red prints on white. WWSS - What would Spock Say? (You can find the patterns on Fandom in Stitches.)
Two years ago in Washington State it bloomed... now again.
ANNND it happened in this darkest time of the year!
Here are some other poses...
too much flash, too far away
forgot to turn the image
too far away to see the purple veins, but you can see my Southern Magnolia from a seed.
too far away
So there it is - My Joy for the day! (It doesn't take much these days are so dark and dreary.) (Second runner up for Joy of the day would probably be how my hair turned out when I rolled the front - see what I mean... not much.)
The red blocks are not like the others... a little bit too much saturated color. Seems like they are the only blocks that register as dark. Even the purple on the left isn't as dark. Taking a picture to look at the arrangement is a neat way to step back from the quilt and see things like the reds. I could make 2 different blocks to replace them, but I don't want to. What do you all think? It is now 5 by 7 blocks... Each should finish at 8" so I've got a top that is 40" x 56" - that should be an okay size for a H2H quilt, don't you think so? Do I need a border? I'm really not that good at them.
Lots of these strings are garnered from swaps with 2 of my favorite blogger buddies, Val of Val's Quilting Studio and Terri of Quilting Nonnie . Getting something in the mail (besides bills) sure brightens my day. I should sponsor a blogland wide swap one of these days. What would you all like to share? 10 I Spy 10" squares? How about 5 - 10" strips (2.5" wide) in random colors? Something you could put in an envelope and brighten someone's day. Leave me a comment if you are interested.
All of our snow melted! No shoveling required. (I like winter, so this isn't such a great turn of events for me.) If it rains today, we will have snow again. Last night it was in the teens - but it is above 30 now (at nearly noon). We are having a very unusual sunny day. (The unusual part is that it issunny.) How is your "Fall" treating you?