Because I Can.

Tonight I went to a quilting class (Art Quilt Club) that will meet the first Friday of the month for the next three months. Our instructions were to bring “a variety of hand-dyes and tonal solids cut to 7-1/2″ squares, and graphic prints cut 1″ wide by the width of the fabric.” Most people brought squares of many, many colors. I tried to stick to greens and blues, which ended up keeping my quilt from being as erratic in color as most of the others. My 1″ strips are all cool colors (blues, greens, purples) — and of course, my signature orange. Because I can. And because I have quilts that Jerry has named the following: “O, My Eyes are Bleeding,” “Again with the Orange?” and “Not Enough Orange.”

I can only really think of two quilts I’ve made that have no orange. Interesting.

This one has some growing to do… Gotta finish the blocks (I have 19 made, 9 more in process, and I think I’ll need probably either 12 or 20 more), play with them on a design wall, sew them together, and then find The Perfect Border Fabric for them. If Jerry and I both like the way it turns out, it may end up hanging at the head of our bed in place of a headboard.

I’m excited about it. Laying the blocks out on the floor here, it all took a different color than it had at the quilt shop, and I didn’t like it as much. I look forward to being able to play with it in natural light, when I get my stuff moved up to Helen’s old room.

And then I’ll share pictures. Too early to share pictures now…


Went to Publix with the girls again today, and Helen FOUND the elusive Zoo Pals. She had dinner on a frog plate tonight, and couldn’t have been happier about it. Silly little girl. Who knew that paper plates would make the world so much better to live in? Clever marketing, I’m tellin’ ya.