Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Productivity

At last -- the varnishing of the sides of the trailer are complete. 8 coats + countless little white Dalmatian hairs later and it is darn pretty if I do say so myself. The floor has been cut. The braces underneath have been glued & screwed in place. Once the glue is dry, the bottom will get at least two coats of roofing asphalt to protect it from water and road gunk. Then we can get on to more of the structural aspects of building this trailer.

Meanwhile I've been busy at the sewing machine.

I fell in love with the Moda Bistro line. Since it is a coffee based theme, it is rather appropriate for me since I freely admit I'm a coffee snob. My siblings also have the same addiction. This will be one of two Christmas gifts for them. I have the companion border print for an outer border.

Meanwhile, since I ran out of polka dot fabric that's been cut, I spent some time on my other "leaders & enders" project, my Confetti quilt. Don't get me wrong, I have NOT run out of polka dot fabric. There's still a rather tall stack that is awaiting cutting. I just wasn't in the mood to cut.

All the squares in this quilt finish at 1". Yeah, I know, I'm nuts! What can I say. I played around with this block with bigger starting squares, 2" but decided I liked the smaller size better. I haven't decided how large this quilt will be.

I also finally got tired of looking at the Blooming 9-Patch quilt top so I pieced the backing and loaded the top. Unfortunately I can't start quilting on it till the thread that I ordered arrives.

Today was one of those absolutely picture perfect days in the Pacific Northwest. The temp was a pleasant 68° with crystal clear, blue skies. From my deck, I can see the top of Mt. Rainier. It's not the prettiest of views since it's behind one house and a light pole blocks part of the view, but it is still an awesome mountain and I just love it when it's this visible. Most of the year you can't see it at all. Sometimes it just looks like a painted backdrop for a stage setting. Today, as we say here in the PNW, "the mountain is out" -- in all it's majestic glory.

So, that's what's new in my world.


*karendianne. said...

"The Mountain is Out!" Liz, that's so cute. The teardrop - yeah! I absolutely love what you've done with the Moda Bistro line. I never would've thought. But you are the clever quilter! :) So cool. I dig your scrappy blocks, too. They look like fun was had. So cool! Did Arlo help at all?

Terrie Sandelin said...

I'll be interested in seeing the all done photos -- it looks so cute! And I just had to laugh when I read the dalmatian comment. We used to have dalmatians. I swear, I could bring in canned goods, open them up, and find dog hair in them. If this house is still standing a hundred years from now, I'm sure there will still be a bit of Addie, Kelly, and Roland still here!