Thanks to my pal Wendy mentioning a lovely variegated red perle cotton I have made a decision on how I'm going to proceed with the Vintage Snowmen stitchery pattern. Actually I found the color in the Valdani list about the same time Wendy suggested the color and once the spools arrived...YUM! They are so lovely looking. The solid red will be used for other projects.
Of course red is very hard to photograph so it always looks a bit more orange than in real life, but no amount of work in Picasa would adjust the color to exactly what it's true gorgeous-ness shows to the naked eye. In short..they are very yummy!!
I'm in serious need of binding duty this week as I have three...count'em 3, quilts done and waiting patiently for their bindings to be sewn. The Holiday Baskets, the Primitive Stick tree and another one that will go on the coffee table as a cat tummy warmer (or so they think). I was looking for something quick to make up when I came across the pattern for this that I printed off when Libby and several other made one a long time ago. I'll admit that you have to read this several times to get it and they still made a mistake in the directions. They keep saying use a dark strip for the setting diamond halves but they clearly show it as the lighter color. I also didn't realize until after I was done sewing the top together that I got one extra row when cutting triangles! I like the size so half setting triangles at that end work for me. Seriously, it's just for the coffee table and the cats will lay on it, so no "masterpiece" is needed.
*** I will give you the tip that using just 9 colors is really not enough to get a nice mix of colors. Use FQ's and do at least 14 or 16 colors for the dark section. It was very hard to get an even distribution of color and no overlap****
Hope you don't have to wait too long today in lines. I for one am sooooo glad it over! We live right in the South-eastern part of Virginia, which has been said by some to the the section of the country which will decide the race. Lord knows being a 'swing state' was bad enough. But 10 calls a day and 8 mailers a day is too much for any human to stand and not get sick of the whole thing!
This says it all! It was in our local paper today! Have a great day!