Barbara Marcone took a class from me a few years ago on Long Island, NY. She said she learned so many techniques for hand-pieced and hand appliqued quilts and was able to use most of them in the making of this quilt. Looks like it did pretty well, huh? The judges’ comments were that the “piecing and applique were well executed and the circles were excellent (all 180 of them). Barbara said she would have been happier if the judges said the circles were “Perfect”.
Great job, Barbara!
More photos from beach week. Did I mention I love the Outer Banks?? Love it.
We have been vacationing at the Outer Banks for many years. Some years we see a lot of sand dollars. This year we only saw the one pictured below. Wonder why some years there are lots….like the year we found 27 perfect sand dollars in one walk. And then this year there was only one during a dozen walks.
The cormorants sit as sentinels at the border.
The North Carolina side…..
and the Virginia side.
You horse’s______ Oh, I did not just think that!!
I loved this bug on the beach. What fantastic colors. He would look good on a quilt. Not the real bug. I mean he could be made out of fabric, or paint or thread, or a combination of all three.
A couple of weeks before surgery, I asked Joe if he would order the Outlander series on audio for me. I had started to read this series many, many years ago and then got side tracked. For those of you who don’t know…..Diana Gabaldon does not know how to write a short book. I’m not saying they are bad…..I’m saying they are long. I thought….I’ll have time during my recovery from surgery to listen to the series. What was I thinking? I had forgotten just how long each book is. The good news…..my recovery will be over long before I finish the series!!!
The book starts in 1945 with Claire Randall, a former combat nurse. She is just back from the war and on a second honeymoon of sorts with her husband. Clarie walks through a standing stone. It takes her back in time. It is now 1743 and Claire has to adapt. Just so you know and are prepared…there are many sex scenes…get ready.