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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lunching and designing...........

Two friends I used to work with at a quilt shop came to see me yesterday and we went out to eat.  It is always fun catching up on their lives.  

Later in the afternoon I got out over 200 Crooked Cobblestone blocks and started playing with them on the design wall.  I think this one is ready to sew.  Some columns have more seams than others so it is always a surprise what length they turn out to be.  I will add spacers to the top or bottom of the shortest rows.
I trimmed some of the larger blocks to make them fit in narrower columns.







My neighbor planted some roses about 12 years ago on what they thought was their lot but it is actually on mine.  Their son mowed both of our yards so they really never paid attention to the dividing line.  They moved and now it is a rental house.  The Redbud tree planted itself there about 10 years ago right next to the roses so now the roses climb up the tree.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, Crooked Cobblestones!! One of my favorite patterns of yours ever. So colorful -- lots of saturated mediums.

I think this one shows the influence of your recent colorwash pieces: In addition to your usual great value placement, this one also seems more deliberate in terms of color placement: Blues at the top right, reds top left, etc. I like this very much.

Frebblebit

Mary said...

I think climbing roses are hardier than those that form bushes. At least we used to have one that wanted to take over the county. I love your new cobblestone project.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the red bud grows really fast in your area too I see! pretty setting - love the quilt

Gene Black said...

The new Cobblestone quilt looks lovely. The stack of trimmings looks like a start for a new Jumbled Library.

patty a. said...

Love the cobblestone top. Property lines can be tricky. When I bought my house the wacky neighbors thought half my front yard was theirs. They like to park their car in my front yard. I ended up putting up a chain link fence which did not make them happy. They plowed into the fence twice the first time was three days after I had it installed. They have long since mowed and the new neighbors are nice people so the fence came down and was reused by a friend.

LynneP said...

I LOVE the crooked cobblestones you are working on currently!!! I also see the watercolor influence and think it is wonderful. So happy you share!

Hedy Hahn said...

This Cobblestone quilt top has an effect similar to the color wash quilts and it's really pretty, I just gasped when my browser opened up to that picture, so bright and colorful. We had to have our land on the river surveyed as everyone was telling us our land was here or there, always to their advantage. Imagine our surprise when we actually own 8' of the neighbors front yard ! We feel much better now knowing where our land divisions are and it's recorded at the court house too. I took many pictures of the little pink markers the surveyors put down and somehow when we left for home,the little markers disappeared.

Needled Mom said...

Does that mean you do not have to care for the redbud and rose bush?????

Love the Cobblestones. The fabrics play so well together.

Browndirtcottage said...

WOW…..I'm awake now!!! LOL…..so fun and colorful, just woke my eyes right up!!

donaleen said...

I think it is going to shine from within, one of my favorite things.

Cathi said...

I love that Crooked Cobblestone design - they're such happy quilts, with so much lovely colour! How nice - free roses!

HollyM said...

Wow, how pretty is that climbing rose on the tree!
The crooked cobblestone is one of my favourites that you've done.

Mystic Quilter said...

A colourwash Crooked Cobblestone quilt - beautiful. What size will this turn out?

Linda Swanekamp said...

I started making cobblestones a while back when you were showing them, put them away and forgot about them. Oh, I am so excited to get them out now and add more! Thanks for the post!

Roxanne said...

I love Redbud trees and it's funny that it came along later to help those roses climb. We planted a little slip of a Redbud that came from the Arbor Foundation in the mail and it has grown to a beautiful big tree. Love the heart-shaped leaves.