06 September 2012

Something old, something new

The family and I had a lovely Labor Day holiday at Lassen Volcanic National Park.  There were some amazing sights, and the park wasn't too crowded.  Here are some highlights of the trip:

I should have planned better and brought along a new project Martina and I want to make together.  We purchased Tacha Breucher's Hexa Go-Go last week and love the Over the Rainbow quilt .  Our plan is to work on it in our spare time and finish it before she graduates in nine years.  Pretty reasonable time frame, don't ya think? 

Martina has decided she wants to raid my precious stash of Anna Maria Horner prints for this project.  Ummm... we'll see.  She can definitely use Innocent Crush and Field Study since they're replaceable (right now, at least).  The jury's still out on Garden Party and Good Folks.  She'll have to catch me in a generous mood. 

This week, I'll be getting back to Antonio's Urban Chic quilt.  He liked the geometric lines of this pattern and chose a grey/yellow/black color scheme.  I threw in a little aqua for some punch. 

I started this quilt last summer, and the poor kid has waited long enough for it.  I'm not sure how I'll quilt it.  Any suggestions?  In the meantime it's on to the dreaded pin-basting.  I think I'll pop some ibuprofen now for the backache that's sure to follow.

Linking up to Diane at from blank pages.

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  1. Looks like a fun vacation! Beautiful photos! Love that Urban Chic quilt!! Your colors are fantastic. :) I'm sure it would take me 9 years to finish a hexie project too! lol. :) How fun that you're doing it together! Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. ROFL, I love that time frame! I need to set more realistic time frames like that :oD

    Urban chic is looking cool, maybe simple echoes round the solid rectangles and just inside the larger 2 tone ones? Or a grid that has the same effect?

  3. That is such an awesome quilt top! I also like how the prints and colors seem like they won't out grow your son as he gets older. I might quilt a straight-line grid around the outside of the rectangular prints on top and free-motion quilt something interesting inside each one (or do echo quilting inside). Does that make any sense? lol! :)

  4. Great holiday photos!

    Love the quilt - so striking! I have no idea on quilting - I always go back to the old stand by of straight line quilting! Best of luck with it (and with the basting!!)


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