Celebrate With Me ~

 It's Independence Day.....Let us celebrate.  I've been scrap busting again and that is making me feel very independent in making one-of-a-kind scrap quilts. 

 Scraps add up to yardage


and yardage equals a quit block finished....

then another.....with the only plan in my head -  alternating light and dark scraps for a finished 12" quilt block

for a complete quilt top finished in no time.  May you enjoy the freedom to pursue your dream. 

Haiku Poetry No. 13

 To my delight, this little bulb pushed up in my back garden yesterday: A pink Rain Lily aka Zephyranthes Minuta

and between its fragile beauty and a very desirable rain, out poured Haiku Poetry No. 13:

     "When will one ever be

          Summertime is hot and dry

      A flower so rare."  

                              Marty Mason

Geese gone wild ~

 It must be the heat! Or, is it that I obsess!  I prefer to think that I'm not obsessing, but rather, reinforcing the process of making four-at-a-time flying geese.  Two toddler size quilts later, I think I've got the hang of it.  My geese blocks measure 3" x 6" making a perfect 36" x 48" delight filled with my left-over fabric scraps.  

What I learned in making my second toddler quilt  was that directional fabric must be viewed with a jaundiced eye.  

 No, I didn't rip, but allowed each block to add interest and in the whole scheme of things, the mis-directed blocks are not noticeable,  unless one searches for the OOPS!  

I rather like these two with the directional background fabric allowing movement in each block.  And a big "thank you" Marcia Derse and Malka Dubrawsky, for allowing me the opportunity to purchase your fabric.  

Here's the whole picture.  Look for all the directional fabric....I count 9 obvious ones...and then you be the judge.