Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Catching the Light

    When my daughter was growing up, catching fire flies on  warm  nights was the mark of summer.   Their glow was fascinating...until she realized she had to release them.
   Isn't that the way it is.....I would love to have a jar of sunlight to open on cold or dreary days.  Instead I have a wall hanging that captures the light.



   This Let's Book It project was begun in June.....post is here.   I explain the process and get most of the sewing done in June, and then I get side-tacked and it sat for about a month.








  Then it was time to move on....add the border, do some simple quilting and finish it up.

 A small bargello wall hanging done in floral fabrics.....part of my Year of Florals.   This is a blended colorwash based on the pattern in Colorwash Bargello.






   Catching the Light



  Ever notice that the scrap bin grows with every finish?   The binding ends, and trimmed backing pieces really seem to stack up.  No wonder I stay so far behind!    I am cutting multiple projects  right now....mostly small ones.  It is time for a new blade in the rotary cutter, and both machines need a good cleaning and new needles.  Just a reminder.....happy stitching.

6 comments:

  1. Yes the scrap bin grows and I wish I was brave enough to just give away ALL of the scraps and cut into more yardage. Little pieces are so much fun to play with.

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  2. Beautiful finish! Love the burgundy color in it. I've noticed my scraps growing, but that excites me. I don't have much variation in my scraps.

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  3. Love, love, love!! Yes, the scraps never go away - they grow and seem to fluff up needing more space. I don't ever want them to go away - as a scrap quilter, I would be so lost. This past weekend I just changed out all my rotary cutter blades and all machines got a good cleaning, new needles, and oiling.

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  4. You have captured sunlight. It's beautiful--and I want to know how you hang it on a stone wall! : )

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  5. My scrap bins/heaps/bags/drawers keep growing too! I love this wall hanging. Glad you got another finish.

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  6. It's beautiful, thank for the memory of fireflies :)

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