Today was a very good day........lots of sweet baby time. I watched Allyssia for 10 hours while her mommy was at her new job, house-cleaning/sitting with an elderly home-patient.
Baby-girl was very good, including an hour-and-a-half nap in the morning, and quiet play that allowed ME to play at my Autumn Blues quilt-top just a bit more. I won't bother with a photo tonight, as I'm close to finishing. I got half of the blocks sewn into rows and then into half a top.
Thank you for the generous enthusiasm over it. The leaves were pieced many years ago when I pieced the ones that are in this quilt. I guess I couldn't decide on a background, because I pieced about the same amount of leaves on a blue background as I did on a light background.
The light ones weren't even pieced for the quilt in which they wound up. There was originally a quilt in an issue of Quiltmaker that was all leaves and I collected the same fabrics that were featured in that quilt, and used the pattern, but that's where the similarity ended. That's the only quilt design for which I remember ever actually trying to purchase the exact fabric that I had seen made up in the original quilt.
The blue-backed leaves got put into a little plastic shoebox, and I revisited them often. Finally a few days ago I got the idea of making the blue scrappy nine-patches to set alternately with the leaf blocks. But when I lay it out, it just struck me as being too traditional for my current quilt-mood. So I arranged the leaves around the ninepatches, which really became just a scrap-square center, and I was much happier with the new look. I had one leftover leaf, and lacked 3 nine-patches to fill in the center, so I made 2 more nine-patches and threw in a green leaf for starting Fall's descent.
|Photo taken at same time as previous shot.......not updated with today's progress.|