Sunday, July 10, 2016

Half of the blocks...........

I have half of the blocks sewn for the pink 16 patch quilt so I decided to try another layout.  This is on a 7' tall design wall and the vertical rows will be the horizontal rows of the quilt.  I took the rows down and numbered and clipped them.  I have a lot of sewing to do for the other half before I can design the rest of it.

A little info: there are NO batiks in this quilt, all regular quilting cotton prints.  I have a tutorial for the 16 patch here.  It assures seams going in opposing directions all through the quilt if you follow the directions.
The Rudbeckia are starting to bloom.  I see I have one plant in the  back garden now too.  I don't remember if I transplanted one last year or just spread the seeds back there.




The elephant ear plant isn't growing very tall yet but the leaves are getting big.












Here is the other one.  So far there is just one leaf.

Some of the blogs I read use this size font.  My old eyes don't like this size.  I have to strain to read it.

This is the font called normal and yes, you have to choose it each time you do a post, but it is so much easier to read.

This is the font I choose to use.  Maybe that pinpoints me as an old person who can't see well but I think I am being kind to you readers too.  I am much more likely to read something that I can read easily.  Any comments?  

42 comments:

dianen said...

I love your pink quilt. It's so cheery looking. I also like the larger print. So much easier to read and I can save my eyes for sewing. :-)

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

I like the larger font too and wish that Blogger gave us more options for picking and saving our choices.... when we write, instead of always having to choose our defaults every time!!! Pink is looking very pink!

martha mumaw said...

I like the larger font. Much easier to read. But Wanda I always read you at the beginning of my day! Coming down in September I would love to see you. Martha Mumaw
Marthamumaw@yahoo.com

Gene Black said...

I appreciate the size of your font. It certainly helps my myopic eyes.

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Honor of St Anne said...

Thank you thank you for your thoughtful comments on reading fonts. Its especially hard to read when bloggers use a gray color instead of black. The same difficult to read effect happens when a "skinny" font is used.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Yes, the large font size is perfect for me. I have 3 pairs of glasses; 1 for reading/typing, 1 to see my monitor (usually perched on top of my readers; I don't like bi-focals) and a pair for watching TV. I prefer the elephant leaves with the gloss, although either would be good to watch the rate of growth. I would have stuck something in the top to give perspective but great to see how big they are now. We had rain early this morning so no need to water :)

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

I definitely need to pay more attention to the font I use on my blog. Thanks for sharing all you do.

Fran Salley said...

I read your blog daily and never miss. I love your quilts and I really love the font size you use. Makes reading so much easier and enjoyable. Thank you.

Dottie's Daughter said...

Loe the font you use!

Ruth said...

I like the larger font. It's very contemporary and clean, and the larger size emphasizes that. Plus, it really is easier to read!!

Connie S. said...

Love to watch your progress on quilts as well as your gardening. Not a gardener myself, but enjoy the fruits of others' labors. The font you use is perfect for me - I also have vision issues. I like print large and on a nice white background. When print is too small, I just pass it up...

Synthia said...

You are most considerate. Thank you!!!

Diana from SC said...

Larger font is great. Thanks for the pictures of the quilts and flowers.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I find your blog VERY easy to read. I've been debating shifting mine to a larger font as well. Sometimes it makes me feel like I'm shouting but then I know a lot of us have eyes that aren't quite as sharp as when we were 18. Your pinks are scrumptious - and NO batiks, that's impressive!

Needled Mom said...

Those pinks are so pretty. I agree....I like the easier to read posts too. I may have to start using that.

Kristin said...

I like the font you 'choose to use'. One of my pet peeves is font that is too small to read easily. The website my public library uses is mostly white space with a tiny font that is hard to read. Maybe designers do this so the stuff can be read easily on a smart phone, but still, I find it annoying!

Alice Turcotte said...

Thank you for the larger font. When I'm busy I sometimes skip those smaller using font bloggers. Love the pink. I do enjoy your garden. May have to get me some elephant ears.

Louise said...

Control-plus (+) on any webpage will increase the font. I just keep hitting cntrl+ over and over again until it's a good size to read. However, it's always nice when the site already has a readable size! So I appreciate that you chose the large font. Thank you!

Hedy Hahn said...

As you know, I have eye and vision issues. I love the font you have been using!! Your flowers are looking good as is the 16 patch pink top.

FairviewFarm said...

I agree with you about a larger size font being more reader friendly. Like you I only scan or entirely skip over those that aren't easy to ready due to size and/or style of font. I'm sure I've missed some very helpful advice in doing so but it wouldn't be worth the eye strain to gain it.

Anonymous said...

It´s great to read your blog. I don´t need to find an other pair of glsses.Thanks
Louise

Linda E in AZ said...

Love your bigger font. I always change things to make it easier on my [aging] eyes too!
THANKS!

PaisleyBird said...

Love the pink quilt and please continue using the font that you chose (and I'm not old)! ;)

Terri said...

Thank you for thinking of us. Yes we are all pretty much in the largest font category. I have to up the size on most of the blogs I read. Thankfully not on yours.
Love the pinks.
Hugs

Ramona said...

When I looked at your pink fabrics the other day, I would have said they were all batiks! Great pinks!! I prefer the font size you use and I'm middle age. :)

lindaroo said...

It's ridiculous that the blog template doesn't save your preferences, and I'm so glad you take the time and energy to do it for your readers. I admit, though, that I sometimes read through my blog list on Feedly, without clicking through to the blog sites. When I do visit your website, though, I'm reminded how much better, richer it is.

Paule-Marie said...

I definitely appreciate the larger font. Even though my eyes are 1000 time better since cataract surgery (not so much that the cataract were bad, but mostly to get the implants to make the vision better and get rid of the coke bottle bottom glasses), I like the larger print on blogs and in books. I can actually read your blog without my glasses - it's just a tiny bit blurry because of my astigmatism, but I CAN read it. Yeah.

Love the photos of your garden. I don't have one because I have 10 black thumbs and live out in the country with lots of cottontails, deer and elk among other creatures as well as really rocky soil.

Joye with an e said...

Yes, yes, yes, to your older eye-friendly font size. The only thing I want to see now in a reduced size is my mid-section! Thanks for making your blog such a pleasure to read.
Joyecox@yahoo.com

Nann said...

My early blog posts were in little print. I have tried to edit them to make the print bigger but without success. Now I use "normal." I do admit it's easier to see the larger type . . .

I like the all-pink blocks. I can imagine those as the background with a very large flower appliqued on them.

Mystic Quilter said...

I love your pink 16 patch, I'll head over to your tutorial as a full size 16 patch quilt is on my list of future projects. Your font size is so very "user friendly", I find it quite a strain on the eyes these days to sit sand read a number of blogs (even with reading glasses) so the larger font is perfect.

June D said...

Great looking pink quilt. Very different from what you usually post - fun to see!

52KID said...

A big thank you for the bigger font - SO much easier. Love your content too - thanks for a great blog.

Kathy H said...

I appreciate the larger font. I enjoy reading so much more. I don't often work with pink fabrics so I have been especially enjoying seeing the progress of your pink quilt.

Cindy Pilkington said...

I prefer the larger font on your blog! As do my eyes! I rarely comment on blogs but I must say I enjoy your dedication to sharing your beautiful creations as well as God's creations in your landscape. Bravo on both!

MissPat said...

The larger font for your blog is a blessing. Sadly, the comments revert to smaller fontand are tiny, but I can resize them on my kindle. Love your quilts and your garden pics.

Charlotta said...

How big will your quilt be? Hard to believe that's only half, it looks so big already! I'm loving it.
I post so infrequently, and I'm ashamed to say I have no idea what font I use myself, but I love yours. What I particularly dislike is when people use multicolored backgrounds, or print on top of pictures, that makes it so hard to read. Too much design overwhelms the text. I've given up on some blogs for reasons like that.

mpv61 said...

I'm 54, so yes, thanks for the bigger font.

Kat Scott said...

Love the larger font you use... It makes it soooo much easier to read.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree about the font size. Love the big one you use.

JustGail said...

Thank you for the big clear font! And that its' black on white, not some low-contrast coloring. And while I'm at it - thank you for no auto-play music or videos!

Laurel Curnyn said...

Love the quilt! Also love the larger font!