Wandaful Quilts

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Some play time.......

Here are 2 fabrics that I was thinking about using in the equilateral triangle quilt.  I think I'll cut one batch of each and see how they look.









In between many other things I did yesterday I sewed the borders on 8 more diamonds.

















Here are all of the diamonds so far.  I am going to add mostly reds and purples after I sew the last 6 that are hanging at the bottom of the design wall.













This Phillip Jacobs fabric is one of the purples that I will add to the diamond quilt.  This is 1 yard of fabric so you can see the flowers are large.

I mowed my back yard last night.  It hadn't been mowed since my dad went to the hospital on Aug. 11.  Luckily it is shade grass which isn't as thick as regular grass.  I wore my tennis shoes this time.  Last time I mowed I wore sandals and my hip hurt for 5 days afterwards.


Dad seems to be adjusting to his new home.  Assisted living was what he has needed for awhile and we were pushed into finally making the decision with the hospital and then nursing home stay.  I hope he will be able to go to the family reunion at the beginning of October.

19 comments:

Debbie said...

The diamonds are looking really good, Wanda! I have a diamond ruler that I once won in a giveaway. So, now I'm itching to make one. But, it'll have to wait a few months. No time now.

Lynne said...

Glad to hear your dad is settling in well.

My Simple Shapes: Spectacular Quilts arrived today; I haven't had time to look at it yet - I want to sit down and savour every page!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

I am loving the diamonds. Your color combinations are great.
My mother has been in assisted living for 8 years. She loves it there. Its only 3 miles from my house and a nice place to live.
Looke like a victorian hotel.
Lots of porches to sit on. She will be 92 this year.
The only thing she complains about is the meals.

judith lockhart said...

Your quilt is just stunning! Love all the bright fabrics and combinations you are using!

Diamant said...

The word vibrant lodged in my brain as soon as I saw those diamonds. Just beautiful.

Sewing Junkie said...

The grays will work well. The floral will be busy, but fit well also. Chris

Kristi said...

The diamonds are lovely....really would like to try that pattern sometime.
Very glad your dad is doing okay after the move.
*smile*

Mary said...

I love the Phillip Jacobs fabric. It should made a great addition. Also, glad to hear the encouraging news about your dad.

Diane said...

I always enjoy your quilts-they are so bright and...well 'exhuberant! your fabrics are so different than what I mostly use. I love watching the diamond one progress.
glad your dad is adjusting, these are the most difficult decisions; you were lucky to have the imput of hospital and nursing staff.

karenfae said...

I love the diamonds. I have thought of making one of these quilts for some time now and I'm always busy with other ones. One day I will.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Needled Mom said...

I just love looking at your design wall. It is constantly changing art.

Glad that your dad is adjusting to his new environment. It certainly makes things easier for everyone.

Char said...

I have the second fabric you pictured. Mine is navy and I've had it forever.
Love the look of the diamonds.

Belinda said...

Oh Oh (wipe wipe) yes, I'm drooling over your triangles!!

I approve of everything you are doing with them!!

Cathi said...

I love those diamonds! What a fun quilt that's going to be to just gaze at and drink in all the colours!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, those diamonds! They just sing. And Phillip Jacobs is my very favorite designer of fabric, or at least he designed my very favorite. Still hoarding some of that one. LOL

So glad your Dad is setting in well. Getting old is not for sissies.

Vivian said...

I really enjoy watching the combinations of fabrics you're putting together. I see it's not limited to only light + dark = contrast. Some of the paired fabrics are kind of close in value, but the different colors provide enough contrast. You're a teacher every day, Wanda.

QuilterBee said...

Hey Wanda! I got 16 more diamonds cut last night. I love them!! You are helping me cut into my Martha Negley's, I am a fabric hoarder and have issues cutting them. I thank you for sharing your blog with us!! Cutting a few more today :o) Amie in Tn.

Jean said...

The diamonds are so pretty! and I love the mums fabric..love those large floral prints.

Lori said...

Love, Love, Love the diamond quilt! I am doing a Kaffe one also. Mine is in the hot pinks and red color scheme. I bordered it in bright white. I didn't have a pattern and it looks as if bordering each block as opposed to sashing them would have been easier, less confusing and less stretch....
Like you, mine was to be something to fill time at my machine, when I had nothing else.... Not working out so well. I am addicted!