Sunday, May 23, 2010

Salvo, NC vacation

I just got back from a lovely vacation to the Outer Banks of NC. This is not my first time going. The rain kept us off the beach a couple of days so we traveled to the Hatteras Lighthouse and a few art galleries like Pea Island. We love the natural beauty of the long stretch of beaches. Here are a few photos from the trip...... Ahhhhhhhhhh.....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Went faster than I thought!

I started putting my blocks together for the mountain fence rail quilt. I got my self set up really well and utilized the diagram I made back in the beginning.
This really made the process go super quickly. I think that I would have gotten myself really confused had I not done this. The colors on the diagram are very close to the colors on the blocks. I was able to keep track because I used the actual color. I was also able to visualize what the final product would be. As I put the blocks together I kept them in chains so I could match them up later on.

I got quite a few rows together. I really like my color combinations of teal, purple, green and yellow. I have placed in a few embroidery blocks in rows. I am trying to be very conscious of where I am putting them in the quilt. I am even marking them on the diagram. I started doing rows on the left side of the quilt, then I jumped over to the right side to make sure that the embroidery pieces are throughout the whole quilt.  Below are the two sides of the quilt. The long rows are folded up on themselves. I am super happy so far.