Amanda Jean made her version from solids, I've been concerned how the arrangement might translate into prints. What do you think?
I'm pretty sure I like it, though I still have options for making changing. I'd like to have all the rainbow colors included, but I don't have many reds, blues, and purples as scraps. I'll cut into yardages if need be. No big surprise, but I have the most scraps of aqua!
Because I needed it, I made a shoulder strap for my ukulele. While it isn't much of a problem to sit down to hold and play the uke, it's quite another challenge to stand and properly support it. So...
After a review of online how-tos, I realized I had everything I needed here at home to make a strap: a 3M hook (affixed to the bottom end of the uke); fabric (of course, I chose the print that matches my ukulele case); fusible fleece; ribbon; and a button.
If anyone is interested in a tutorial for this, please say so. I'm sure it could be applied to making a guitar strap too.
Last Saturday I finished listening to the eighth and last book of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. In June 2016, I began listening to the series again (for the third time) so it's taken me ten months to hear all eight books! Wow! Diana is such an incredible writer... I can't fathom how much research and time she has spent writing these huge tomes! But I am most assuredly one of her biggest fans. As well, I'm a fan of the audio book-reader Davina Porter who does the voices and accents so beautifully that you can easily imagine the characters conversing.
Outlander (published 1991)
Dragonfly in Amber
Drums of Autumn
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
An Echo in the Bone
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (published 2014)
My quilty friend, Becky, has tested my Florida Quilt pattern, and finished her quilt. I really appreciate the time and effort she made, foregoing her usual projects, to complete this quilt. Thank you, Becky!
On Monday we went to nearby Sumter Landing to find places to photograph both my quilt and hers. One of the pictures will be the pattern cover.
To show quilting that's not free motion quilting, Becky used a walking foot on her Bernina 440, and the serpentine stitch. I like the way the "water currents" change directions.
I still think this is the perfect backing fabric. It's "State Cotton" by Windham Fabrics.
While we were taking quilt pictures at several sites, a photographer with Villages-News.com came by to inquire as to what we were doing... and then he took our picture which was published online this morning!