I have been a bad blogger. I have not been writing, nor have I been visiting. To my defense, I have had lots of company, and between that I have had other uninteresting things to do. And I have managed to do some sewing as well. So, let's get on with the sewing!
I have been making lots and lots of red stars and brown pinwheels, I got a hold of an FQ pack of Judie Rothermel's Twelve Oaks. Mmmmm, I fell in love. It has the most wonderful brown prints! It had a couple nice reds as well, but not enough for me, so I turned to my stash and pulled red fabrics like crazy. I have a lot of red! But of course we get choosy when we make a quilt and only want certain fabrics. So the hundreds of other reds are patiently waiting their turn. The quilt, it turns out, will be decidedly dark. I am not going to show it yet because you might hate it. As I sewed I tried to figure a name for the beast and nothing suited it. UNTIL..... I thought Rawhide! Remember that old song, "Rawhide"? The whip snapping and the cowboys shouting! Sigh. It is perfect! Of course the next song that popped into my head was "Ghostriders in the Sky", but I doubt that will inspire me to make a quilt. I just know that there are some of you out there who don't have a clue what these songs are. We had our own kind of funky music in the 50's!
Here is another quilt that I started so long ago that I don't even want to talk about it. I have had a love-hate relationship with this one. I showed pieces of it on this blog in the past, and it has grown since then, but when I placed it on my bed I decided that I really LOVE it and it needs to be much bigger so I can use it on a queen size bed. It truly is a chore making that many geese and square in square blocks, but the end result will be really nice. It's totally scrappy and the soft tan squares that run through it give it a nice warm glow. I promised myself I would finish it before Christmas, but I am afraid another New Year will come and go before it is done. You know I am only human! And I am a one woman act. So it will happen when it happens. And now I am venting about myself!
I will try to post again next week... Enjoy the remains of August!