Saturday, October 1, 2011

Back in the Swing of Things

I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that the leaves had not really begun to change much in NC when we visited, although I did pass this gorgeous tree on one of my walks (walk up the hill, down the hill, up the hill, down the hill, repeat until you drop!).
There was also this amazing twisted tree trunk:
It must have had a very tight vine growing around it for much of its life that has now died off and left the trunk unscathed.  Very architectural – what a survivor.

And there were a few wildflowers around the courses that I found very attractive … I’m going to break down and get that identification book on one of my book swap sites one of these days when I remember!  I really liked the orange flowers that looked sort of like lady slippers.
Today, I got back into the swing of sewing again.  One of the members of the Sunshine Quilt Guild (we quilt for children’s charities – see button on my sidebar) issued an “ugly fabric” challenge.  On request, she would send members a fat quarter of a certain “ugly fabric” …The challenge is to “beautify” this fabric by adding your own fabric and making any 12 ½ inch block(s) you desire.  Then you return the blocks to her and she will assemble them into quilts.  This is a close-up of the designated “ugly fabric”:
Personally, I liked the fabric and the muted colors in it, so I didn’t have any problem making up these blocks today.  I really like them!

PS  Happy Anniversary, Mr. Ed!
Oct 1st is the 50th Anniversary of the debut of the popular talking-horse show.  I’d sing the theme song, but it would probably be stuck in your mind for a week, so I won’t!


Pattilou said...

Wow a beautiful walk!

Love how you did your challenge blocks and the fabric you used made a fabric that could be called a basic some new bright life.

Gosh I didn't know Mr. Ed was so old!

Guess I'm getting there too, cause I remember him!

Louise said...

Your "ugly" blocks are so pretty! I'll have to start working on mine soon.

Kathy T. said...

Thank you. The blocks were fun to make and I can't wait to see what a finished "ugly block" quilt looks like!